In early April 1942, a little-known episode of World War II took
place, said by Sir Winston Churchill to be “the most dangerous
moment of the war,” when the Japanese made their only major
offensive westwards into the Indian Ocean. Historian Sir Arthur
Bryant said, “A Japanese naval victory in April 1942 would have
given Japan total control of the Indian Ocean, isolated the Middle
East and brought down the Churchill government.” War in the Far... more...