The North Atlantic Patrol showed the power and force and imaginative as well as factual qualities of Coale's work, but the fact that the reproductions were in half tone, not in color, was a disappointment to those familiar with Coale's work. Now comes Victory At Midway, which is to include 14 (out of 17) in color. All we have seen is the text, in itself a memorable achievement of near-poetic prose as accompaniment for his paintings. It is stylized writing, but effective, describing things seen or remembered, conversations overheard, sights, sounds and scents, abroad ship and on shore. First convoying to Pearl Harbor; visiting a submarine base; Honolulu and other islands; culminating in a play by play description of the Battle of Midway, -- carrier, plane, submarine, battleship. Vivid, visual writing for artistic commemoration of a great battle.