THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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Operation SNAPSHOT. High speed manoeuvres close to the coast of Japan by three US Navy carrier task groups and a task force of the British Pacific Fleet, following news of Japan's surrender. Under Admiral William F Halsey's command, a combined American and British total twenty carriers, nine battleships, twenty five cruisers , seventy nine destroyers had for thirty seven days been ranging the coast of Japan, bombarding cities, lashing inland targets with swarms of carrier borne aircraft. In charge of he British force was Vice-Admiral Sir Bernard Rawlings.
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