The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the greatest naval engagement in history. The battle was four separate actions, none of which were fought in the Gulf itself, and the result was the destruction of Japanese naval power in the Pacific. This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of the fighting from both sides. It provides the context of the ...
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the greatest naval engagement in history. The battle was four separate actions, none of which were fought in the Gulf itself, and the result was the destruction of Japanese naval power in the Pacific. This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of the fighting from both sides. It provides the context of the battle, most obviously in terms of Japanese calculations and the search for "a fitting place to die" and "the chance to bloom as flowers of death." Using Japanese material never previously noted in western accounts, H. P. Willmott provides new perspectives on the unfolding of the battle and very deliberately seeks to give readers a proper understanding of the importance of this battle for American naval operations in the following month. This careful interrogation of the accounts of "the last fleet action" is a significant contribution to military history.
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Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7æ"-9æ" tall. Hardcover, dark yellow cloth in non price-clipped dust-jacket. 398pp., Bibliographic References, Index. Illustrated with photographs, maps, tables and diagrams. Fourth printing. An account of the greatest naval battle in modern history, dealing with among other topics the decisions made by the two principle fleet commanders, Halsey and Kurita, and pointing to conclusions sure to raise controversy. No previous ownership marks. A very clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy. Near fine in a near fine dust-jacket,
398pp. illus. hardback sm 4to: Fine in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover. A new detailed history of the "greatest naval battle in history." Winner of the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award for 2006.
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