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Titel: The Diplomat - History Lesson: The Battle of Java Sea
Bericht door: Zeewier op 09/03/2013 | 17:37 uur
http://thediplomat.com/2013/03/08/history-lesson-the-battle-of-java-sea/

The Diplomat heeft weer een pareltje van een longread gemaakt. 4 pagina's en vele doorklik-links met foto's. De zeeslag blijft actueel omdat door gekrompen marines gecombineerde vlootverbanden nu meer dan ooit de praktijk zullen zijn. Denk aan wat al op de Chinese Zee kan gebeuren, of een noodoproep van de Britten bij de Falkland eilanden.

(ABDA= American-Britain-Dutch-Australian force)

"Finally, at the tactical level the officers of the ABDA force had trouble communicating with one another during battle. The damage to Exeter threw the entire force into confusion, especially because Exeter was supposed to operate as the primary translator of Dutch orders for the English-speaking ships. The American destroyers had a confused sense of the role they were supposed to play, and Allied air forces were not well integrated into the battle plan. The loss of Jupiter to a Dutch mine was one of the results of poor tactical communication, but throughout the battle American sailors often had little sense of Doorman’s intentions or expectations."