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Naval War College to release Nimitz' WWII diary
Associated Press ^ | Monday Feb 24, 2014 | AP Staff

Posted on 02/24/2014 8:21:07 AM PST by Coronal

Edited on 02/24/2014 9:10:53 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) The Naval War College is set to publish a trove of World War II information as it releases online the war diary kept daily by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz and his staff as the Navy battled Japan.


(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diary; nimitz; nimitzwardiary; wwii

1 posted on 02/24/2014 8:21:07 AM PST by Coronal
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To: Coronal

bttt


2 posted on 02/24/2014 8:24:27 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ping - you may find this of interest!


3 posted on 02/24/2014 8:25:43 AM PST by Constitution Day (Endeavor To Persevere)
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To: Coronal

I wonder if it has anything new in it concerning the U.S.S Indianapolis?
Inquiring minds want to know


4 posted on 02/24/2014 8:25:56 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Coronal; Homer_J_Simpson

could be interesting


5 posted on 02/24/2014 8:43:30 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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6 posted on 02/24/2014 8:44:24 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GeronL

Man, talk about juicy excerpt material . . .


7 posted on 02/24/2014 8:45:00 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Man, talk about juicy excerpt material . . .

Yep. Gonna be interesting to see what his thoughts were on McArthur, FDR! Etc...

8 posted on 02/24/2014 8:49:49 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Coronal; Homer_J_Simpson

Nimitz was known for his colorful descriptions of our enemies in the Pacific. That would be considered non PC in the world after the victories our Navy/Marines and US Army had in the Pacific.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 8:52:43 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Yep, those bulkheads can’t talk but the diary can


10 posted on 02/24/2014 8:56:23 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Actually, not Nimitz. He never resorted to that. It was Bill Halsey who was known for his borderline racist descriptions, to the point that even in that day, it gave some people pause.

Nimitz was much more measured and low key about such things. While he harbored a huge amount of anger about the Japanese treatment of allied POWs, he recognized that a bridge had to be built to move forward.

He actually was fairly involved in the effort to save and restore the Mikasa, Admiral Togo’s flagship in the Battle for Tsushima Straits against the Russians.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 9:00:38 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: South Dakota

I am interested in hearing what Nimitz thought of the San Bernadino Straits and Typhoon Cobra events.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 9:01:50 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: TADSLOS

Heh, I am virtually certain Nimitz viewed MacArthur in much the same way Eisenhower viewed DeGaulle.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 9:05:24 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Coronal
The diaries was declassified in 1972 ...

They was?...................

14 posted on 02/24/2014 9:10:44 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: TADSLOS

I loved the story about how MacArthur was angling for his own fleet to command and territory to conquer, and was particularly insistent about being in charge of Watchtower (I think) in the Solomons. This would have resulted in a very strange chain of command, and no way did King, Lahey and Nimitz want to give that to MacArthur, especially not a fleet.

Their solution? Simply move the line that divides the responsibility between Army and Navy command 90 miles to the west...problem solved!

He was steaming mad about that! I can imagine King, Leahy and Nimitz having a chuckle at MacArthur’s expense on that.

I am no fan of MacArthur, though I readily admit he had some remarkable qualities as a general.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 9:25:16 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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16 posted on 02/24/2014 9:51:31 AM PST by tomkat
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To: rlmorel

MacArthur was a SOB but he was our SOB...


17 posted on 02/24/2014 10:04:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: TADSLOS
Yep. Gonna be interesting to see what his thoughts were on McArthur, FDR! Etc...

Based on the description in the article it's the war diary kept by his staff, and not Nimitz's personal diary with his private thoughts.

18 posted on 02/24/2014 10:08:46 AM PST by Lower Deck
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To: South Dakota
"I wonder if it has anything new in it concerning the U.S.S Indianapolis?"

At the court martial of the Indianapolis's skipper, the Jap submarine CO testified something to the affect, "I was on the surface at night and along came this enemy cruiser with most of its lights on. I torpedoed and sank it. That was my job."

What more do you need to know?

19 posted on 02/24/2014 11:15:47 AM PST by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: rlmorel

Thanks you are correct: “Actually, not Nimitz. He never resorted to that. It was Bill Halsey who was known for his borderline racist descriptions, to the point that even in that day, it gave some people pause.”


20 posted on 02/24/2014 12:36:41 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Coronal

Looks interesting.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 1:09:50 PM PST by OldNewYork
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