Leyte Gulf 1944

Leyte Gulf 1944
Author : Bernard Ireland
Publisher : Osprey Publishing
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2006-03-28
ISBN 10 : 1841769789
ISBN 13 : 9781841769783
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leyte Gulf 1944 Book Description:

Leyte Gulf was a key victory for the United States during World War II (1939-1945): its scale dwarfed previous sea conflicts and its result created an opportunity for the US forces to invade the Philippines. Four different battles - Leyte, Samar, Cape Engaño and the Surigao Strait - occurred almost simultaneously as part of a Japanese plan to claim a Trafalgar-style victory over US forces. Yet they were defeated in the battles on the surface, under the sea and in the air. This highly-accessible book describes the conflict's interweaving battles and the personalities of the commanders involved in what has been called 'the greatest sea battle of all'.


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