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Leyte Gulf 1944 - (Campaign) by Bernard Ireland (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 96

Genre: History

Series Title: Campaign

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Book theme: World War II

Author: Bernard Ireland

Language: English

Street Date: March 28, 2006
TCIN: 77140831
UPC: 9781841769783
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-6032

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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