Leyte Gulf 1944 (Campaign 163)

Leyte Gulf 1944 (Campaign 163)

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by Bernard Ireland, Howard Gerrard
     
 

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

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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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From the Publisher

“Leyte Gulf 1944 is a summary of this campaign, and includes aids such as a chronology, organizational charts, color maps, and diagrams of various engagements.” —Doug Bister, Military Trader Magazine

“I would recommend this book as a reference for anyone interested in warships and naval warfare and of course World War II.” —Rui Matos, Model Shipwrights

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841769783
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Campaign Series, #163
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,179,856
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Bernard Ireland is a retired naval engineer and Jane's Editor. He is the author of 'Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century', 'Jane's Naval History of World War Two', 'Warfare in the Age of Sail', 'War at Sea 1914-45', 'Navies of the West', 'The Battle of the Atlantic', 'Warships of the World: Major Classes', 'History of Ships' and 'War in the Mediterranean'. He is married and lives in Hampshire, UK.

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