Leyte Gulf 1944, The World's Greatest Sea Battle
96 page book.
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Author: Bernard Ireland
Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
About this book
Leyte Gulf was a key victory for the United States: its scale dwarfed previous sea conflicts and its outcome created an opportunity for the US forces to invade the Philippines. Four different battles - Leyte, Samar, Cape Engano and the Suriago Strait - occured almost simultaneously as past of a Japanese plan to claim a Trafalgar-style victory over the 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'.
- Origins of the Campaign
- Opposing Forces
- Opposing Strategies
- The Campaign
Paperback; March 2006; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781841769783