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.
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.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 2005, printing unstated. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. A totally unmarked and securely bound copy. A few light spots to fore edge, 2 page with small finger stains in outer margins, pages otherwise fine. Bound in gray hardcover with gilt spine lettering. Cover slightly rubbed along bottom edges. Binding and hinges firm and intact. Pictorial jacket is clean though slightly rumpled with some light creasing but no tears or chips. 8 pages of B&W photos. Jacket is in a clear protector. A detailed and comprehensive account of the fighting from both the US and Japanese perspectives on 24-25 October 1944-"the greatest naval battle in modern history. " 6-1/4 x 9-1/2"; xii + 393 pages.
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