Youtube recommended this little video for me the other day:
What a ridiculous title. I mean, how can anyone not laugh out loud when reading it? Because I’m pretty sure Japan won that battle handsomely. Even the English-language Wikipedia page lists it as a “Japanese major tactical victory.” And that is saying something for a site whose WWII history is almost entirely pulled from the thousands of self-congratulatory English-language military books on the period.
But no, leave it to American hubris to declare such a total and complete loss for their side a “disaster” for the other side. Unbelievable. Is it any wonder Americans are completely terrible at history?