I've recently read an excellent book on the battle for Wake Island entitled Given Up For Dead by Bill Sloan. The book recounts some criticism of Cmdr. Cunningham (the island's senior officer) and his order to surrender on 23 Dec. while some of the Marines, sailors and civilian fighters were still gaining ground against the Japanese. What are your thoughts? I am of the opinion that while Cunningham may not have been the ablest of field commanders, his call for surrender was a realistic reaction to the inevitable outcome, based on all the information available to him at the time. What think you?