[The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle Books ] Free Reading as Epub ↠ C Vann Woodward
Thoroughly well research and well written history of this significant battle of the Pacific in WWII Easy
To Follow I Would Recommend follow I would recommend book to anyone who wants to know a out the naval war in the Pacific during WWII Interesting book Shame about the Better Than Life Red Dwarf 2 poor ualityrinting of the charts Some were unreadable in laces Should have been larger Although the authors seem to have a good handle on the details of the battle the maps rovided are very amateurish and difficult to understand really uite frustrating for the reader who wants to understand the details of the battle There should be but better maps Some of the grammar and sentence structure is Claus Beck Nielsen 1963 2001 poor Excellent Including Halsey s reasons forursuit of IJN carriers Still appears that Kurita and others high in the IJN lacked the aggression shown by the rank and file A thorough and fascinating account of this momentous battle which was the culmination of a remarkable turnaround in the fortunes of the US Navy after the disaster of Pearl Harbour in 1941 A complex and at time confused battle over a few days included one of the most heroic David Goliath fights in Naval history when a few destroyers. New York Times Best Seller So soundly documented that it is hard to see how anyone ever will be able to improve on itNew York "TimesPulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author C Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulfthe "Prize winner and bestselling author C Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulfthe naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever ,
And destroyer escorts and under armed aircraft held the massive Japanese Battle Fleet "at bay leading to its withdrawal and the averting of what would otherwise "bay leading to its withdrawal and the averting of what would otherwise been a disaster of a colossal scale I would have liked a little analysis of Admiral Halsey s conduct in leaving the landing fleet unprotected though the author does stress the ambiguity of the order and the confusion caused by the unfortunate dual command imposed in this theatre of War This history of the battle cannot but engender in the reader a deep respect for the rofessionalism and courage of the US Navy Given the book s age without the benefit of modern analysis and documentary evidence to research this is an exciting read about the last major sea battle The explanation of the mistakes made by both sides are somewhat glossed over and up to date histories will no doubt fill in the gaps But as an introduction to this battle I don t think there s a better read than this basic acount of battle The story was fascinating but I felt uncomfortable with the way in which there was a smell of ever The Jamaican Ninja Bert 2 present American jingoism in the assessments of relative leadership skills between the. Ought on the high seasFor the Japanese it represented their supreme effort they committed to action virtually every operational fighting ship on the lists of the Imperial Navy including twoowerful new battleships of the Yamato class It also ended in their greatest defeatand a tremendous victory for the United States NavyFe.