Leyte Gulf 1944: The world's greatest sea battle

Leyte Gulf 1944: The world's greatest sea battle
Pages:
96
Genre:
Published:
March 28th 2006 by Osprey Publishing
Goodreads Rating:
3.86
ISBN13:
9781841769783
ISBN10:
1841769789
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Leyte Gulf was a key victory for the United States: 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'.