Leyte: June 1944 - January 1945 (Paperback)

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    The twelfth volume in Samuel Eliot Morison's classic History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II returns to the Pacific for a dramatic retelling of the greatest naval battle of all time.The determining factors in the Battle for Leyte Gulf were superb skill, heroism, and aggressiveness ? but confusion, surprise, and faulty assumptions also played significant roles. The Japanese Center Force, comprising more than half of Japan's naval gunfire, steamed undetected into gun range and caught the Seventh Fleet completely by surprise. The Japanese made no use of this wonderful opportunity, however, imagining the enemy to be manifold the strength that it was. The Allied victory at Leyte enabled the U.S. Navy to transport troops and base long-range bomber planes in positions so close to Japan that victory was all but assured. Morison's account includes the key engagements surrounding the taking of Leyte: the U.S. Navy's extraordinary display of "gallantry, guts, and gumption" at the Battle of Samar and the perfect timing and almost faultless execution achieved in the Battle of Surigao Strait, the last naval battle in which air power played no part.


    ISBN 9781591145356
    Genre HISTORY / Military / World War II
    Format Paperback
    Pages 445
    Publisher Date 2011-09-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Naval Inst Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle June 1944 - January 1945
    Series Name History of United States Naval Operations in World War II
    Series Volume Number 12
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Morison, Samuel Eliot
    Country of Origin United States
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