All together or separately, these unusual books represent a great history of a six-month period whose story has never been told in such detail..., With their thorough research of Allied accounts and Japanese records, the authors have produced a well-written and highly readable trilogy...Aviation historians and modelers will enjoy these books because of the wide variety and type aircraft involved and the informative details provided., In the multivolume South Pacific Air War, Australian experts Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman cover the critical battles for the Coral Sea region, with both sides presented in unprecedented detail. A treasure trove of hitherto little-seen photographs are accompanied by maps and color profiles of virtually every aircraft type involved in the fighting., Archive sources from both sides have been mined, and very effectively. There are, for example, some very vivid impressions of P-40- versus-Zero dogfights - and, joy of joys, the whole thing is well-written. Pleasing too are the high production values. The paper quality is excellent and image reproduction likewise. The selection of images deserves praise, too - there are very few 'generic image in lieu of anything unit- or theatre-specific' shots here. The multiple pages of colour three-views and side-views that form part of the appendices are superb., It's another exemplary book, and it deserves another glowing review. Readers who appreciated the excellence of South Pacific Air War, volume 1: The Fall of Rabaul will absolutely want to take a look at this very worthy continuation of the story. Readers who haven't seen volume one are strongly urged to take a look at both volumes. Everyone should be scanning the horizon for volume three, and another glowing report., ...well-written, easy to comprehend, and excellent sources for aircraft- and Pacific-war enthusiasts alike.