1. The Second World War, Vol. IV, p. 169. 2. For a full account of the British Services' part in the fighting in the eastern theatres of the war the reader is referred to the volumes of this series entitled The War against Japan by S. W. Kirby. (Vols. I & II in preparation.) 3. See Map 1 (opp. p. 5). 4. The composition of the British forces changed constantly. The cruisers Exeter, Hobart (R.A.N.) and Perth (R.A.N.) and two submarines joined the command later. 5. One Dutch submarine was non-operational. 6. The national commanders were: British, Commodore J. A. Collins, R.A.N.; American, Admiral T. C. Hart, U.S.N. (also Naval Commander A.B.D.A. area) ; Dutch, Vice-Admiral C. E. L. Helfrich, R. Neth. Navy. 7. See Map 2 (opp. p. 9). 8. See Map 2. 9. See Map 2. 10. See S. E. Morison. The History of United States Naval Operations, Vol. III, pp. 285-291, for an account of the Battle off Balikpapan. 11. See Map 2 (opp. p. 9). 12. See Map 3, 1st Phase (opp. p. 13). 13. See Map 3 (opp. p. 13), 2nd Phase. 14. See Map 3, Final Phase. 15. Rumours that the Jupiter might have been sunk by the American submarine S-38, which was in the vicinity at the time, have no foundation. Her patrol report makes it quite clear that she fired no torpedoes on that day. (Patrol report seen by author in U.S. Navy Department). 16. A graphic record of the Perth's last fight, compiled from survivors after the war, is to be found in Proud Echo by Ronald McKie (Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1953). 17. See Map 2 (opp. p. 9). 18. See Vol. I, pp. 118-121. 19. See Map 2 (opp. p. 9). 20. Appendix L gives the composition and disposition of the Japanese Navy on 7th December 1941. 21. See p. 12. 22. See Map 2 (opp. p. 9). 23. See Map 5 (opp. p. 33). 24. Despatch by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell. Supplement to the London Gazette of the 5th of March 1948, para. 21. 25. Letter of 8th March 1942, printed in A Space for Delight. The letters of Rear-Admiral Cosmo Graham to his wife. (H. F. and G. Witherby Ltd. 1954), p. 192. 26. See Map 5 (opp. p. 33). 27. See Map 1 (opp. p. 5). 28. See Map 1. 29. See Vol. I, pp. 554-557. 30. Recently in command of Force H, working from Gibraltar. See Vol. I, p. 242. 31. See Vol. I, p. 242. 32. See Map 4 (opp. p. 25). 33. See Map 4. 34. See pp. 186-192. 35. See Map 4 (opp. p. 25). 36. See Map 4 (opp. p. 25). 37. See Map 4. 38. See Map 4 (opp. p. 25). 39. See p. 22. 40. This movement was not actually carried out. 41. W. S. Churchill. The Second World War, Vol. IV, pp. 159-160. (Henceforth referred to as 'Churchill, Vol. I, II, etc.). 42. Churchill, Vol. IV, p. 162. 43. See p. 34. 44. See pp. 35-36. 45. Churchill, Vol. IV, p. 163. 46. See pp. 184-185. 47. See Vol. I, Chapter IV. 48. See Map 1 (opp. p. 5). Diego Suarez was captured on 7th May 1942. See p. 191. 49. See Map 1. 50. See Map 1. 51. See Map 1 (opp. p. 5). 52. See Chapter IX. 53. For an account of this raid see S. E. Morison, The History of United States Naval Operations, Vol. III, pp. 389-398. (Henceforth referred to as 'Morison, Vol. I, II' etc.) 54. See Map 1 (opp. p. 5). 55. Admiral Ghormley had been in London since July 1940 as head of the strong U.S. Naval Mission then sent over. See Vol. I, Appendix P. 56. See p. 7 57. See Map 22 (p. 220). 58. See Map 5 (opp. p. 33). 59. For a full account of the Battle of the Coral Sea, see Morison, Vol. IV, pp. 21-64, and S. W. Kirby, The War Against Japan, Vol. II. (In preparation.) 60. See Map 1 (opp. p. 5). 61. See pp. 57-61. 62. Cf. Morison, Vol. IV, p. 81 footnote. 63. See pp. 186-192. 64. Operation 'VIGOROUS'. See pp. 67-71. 65. For the following brief account of the Battle of Midway I am deeply indebted to the full and brilliantly told story in Volume IV of Professor S. E. Morison's History of United States Naval Operations. I have thought it best also to follow his system of using West Longitude date and Zone plus 12 time to relate the movements of the forces of both sides in a battle which, as he says, 'was fought across the International Date Line'. 66. See Map 6 (opp. p. 37). 67. See Vol. I, pp. 533-534. 68. See Morison, Vol. IV, pp. 140-143. 69. See p. 16. 70. See Vol. I, pp. 300-301, 427-431 and 394-418 respectively. 71. See p. 36. 72. See Map 1 (opp. p. 5).
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