Battle of the Coral Sea

David Nicholson


Region:
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Hobby
Fee:
Paid: £50 plus 40p per mile travel expenses
Category:
History
Updated:
13th May 2022
Tagged:
Second World War

This was the first major clash between the Japanese Imperial Navy and the Allied forces of America and Australia. It proved to be the first time that the two forces did not actually see each other with the action centred on carrier air fleets. The result was inconclusive but the Japanese Imperial Staff seriously miscalculated the damage they had inflicted on the Americans leading them to disastrous planning on a few weeks later.

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About David Nicholson

I am now retired after a varied career that started in the military but ended in financial services. Throughout I have had, and retained, a love of history, especially military history. As a result I have read widely on the subject but retain a special interest in the American Civil War. In retirement I have, over the last five years, written and presented talks through Microsoft PowerPoint. Essentially the subject matter is what interests me and from that interest grows the presentation. I believe that any talk needs to be well illustrated so that there is a natural flow to what is being discussed, after all it has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.

My talks can be tailored to as short as 45 minutes but where there is a more complex subject they can run for up to 90 minutes.

My other great interest is travel and photography. This has allowed me to create presentation based upon my travels to some of the more exotic places in the world such as Bhutan, Nepal and Peru.

For calculation of travel expenses I live between Woking and Weybridge.


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