The Attack on Taranto - Sea Battles in Close-Up 6
Schofield, Brian Betham
The attack on the Italian fleet in its strongly defended base at Taranto on 11th November 1940, was an event of far reaching consequence in World War II. It demonstrated, for the first time, that carrier-borne aircraft were not only invaluable as 'the eyes' of the fleet, but that they possessed a formidible striking power capable of inflicting serious damage on a fleet lying in what, up till then, had been regarded as a well protected harbour. The lesson was not lost on the Japanese who, just over a year later, and with even greater success, asaulted the powerful United States fleet in Pearl Harbour...
Second hand Hardback