The Last Epic Naval Battle: Voices From Leyte Gulf

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By October, 1944, Japan's once-mighty naval power was almost extinguished. But in one last desperate bid, the Japanese gathered and combined their forces to defeat the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy.

With more ships engaged than there were even in the gargantuan World War I Battle of Jutland-and 200,000 men fighting on the sea and in the air- the Battle of Leyte Gulf was a hellish cacophony of cannon fire, murderous strafing airplanes,...

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Overview

By October, 1944, Japan's once-mighty naval power was almost extinguished. But in one last desperate bid, the Japanese gathered and combined their forces to defeat the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy.

With more ships engaged than there were even in the gargantuan World War I Battle of Jutland-and 200,000 men fighting on the sea and in the air- the Battle of Leyte Gulf was a hellish cacophony of cannon fire, murderous strafing airplanes, and deadly explosions.

Here, in the words of the men who were there, are the dramatic accounts of what really happened at Leyte. Though often overshadowed by other Pacific War engagements, such as Midway or Guadalcanal, the Battle of Leyte Gulf was, and remains, the largest battle in the history of naval warfare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451221322
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/3/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,517,381
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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David Sears is a business consultant who has researched many battles for examples of military leadership applicable to business settings. He lives in Morris Plains, New Jersey, and is the author of Successful Talent Strategies and Best Sellers.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface : ships in the seas of the south
Voices of Leyte Gulf and glossaries
1 Citizen sailors 1
2 Forming up 23
3 Opening shots 49
4 Crossings 71
5 Night in Surigao 99
6 Morning off Samar 125
7 Divine winds 151
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