Episode 257-The Fall of Wake Island

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Posted On July 2, 2019

The marines on Wake Island are holding out, due to discipline and Japanese tactical mistakes. Yet Maj. Devereux is unaware of this and thus brings to fighting to an end. Yet the Japanese atrocities are only just beginning, against the marine and civilian POWs. As for Adm. Frank Fletcher’s task force to save Wake, that suffers too, from the equally timid Vice Adm. Pye.

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