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Leyte June 1944 - January 1945
     

Leyte June 1944 - January 1945

by Samuel Eliot Morison
 
In this twelfth volume of the definitive HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II, Admiral Morison records the penultimate phase of the Pacific War. The Battle for Leyte Gulf is not only the greatest naval battle of all time, but one of the most controversial engagements in the American War in the Pacific. This account makes the full story now

Overview

In this twelfth volume of the definitive HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II, Admiral Morison records the penultimate phase of the Pacific War. The Battle for Leyte Gulf is not only the greatest naval battle of all time, but one of the most controversial engagements in the American War in the Pacific. This account makes the full story now available to the public for the first time.

The Japanese sent three separate fleets to attack the American naval and landing forces in Leyte Gulf. Ozawa's Northern Force was demolished by Halsey's Third Fleet, with Mitscher in tactical command; the Southern Force was wiped out by Seventh Fleet in what probably will be the last battle line engagement in naval history, the night action in Suigao Straight; the Center Force, although lucky to surprise off Samar a vulnerable group of American escort carriers under Rear Admiral Clifton sprague, was thrown back in confusion and suffered grave damage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316583176
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
01/30/1958
Series:
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II
Pages:
445
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.62(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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