THE JAPANESE RAID ON CEYLON
Yamamoto calculated that if his victorious fleet could eliminate the last capital ships in England’s Far Eastern Fleet, the gates to India would be opened to him.
By the Spring of 1942, the Japanese could now boast of having expanded its Greater Co-prosperity Sphere with the conquest of more than three million square miles of ocean and island domains. At last, Japan now controlled enough petroleum, iron ore, rubber, manganese, and copper resources to feed is voracious war machine. By any measure, Japanese Naval CIC Adm. Isorku Yamamoto’s grand plan had been accomplished with remarkable speed, and few losses to its seemingly unstoppable military juggernaut.
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