Midway was one of the most decisive naval battles of all time. It was a battle that should have been won by the Japanese but wasn’t. Future American writers would dub it an incredible or miraculous victory, based on the superiority of the Japanese and the widely held perception before the battle that the Imperial Japa- nese Navy was invincible.
Parshall, Jonathan B.; Tully, Anthony P.; and Wildenberg, Thomas
Naval War College Review: Vol. 59
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