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The Battle of Leyte Gulf : The Last Fleet Action
by H. P. Willmott




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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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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780253019011
  • ISBN-10: 025301901X
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 424
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Series: Twentieth-Century Battles

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