Leyte Gulf 1944

The world’s greatest sea battle

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Leyte Gulf 1944

The world’s greatest sea battle

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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'.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Forces/Opposing Strategies/The Campaign/Aftermath/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Mar 28 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769783
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 3 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 163
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Howard Gerrard

Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of A…


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