The story of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II—the greatest naval battle in history.
As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane was on high alert. Meanwhile, Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American fleet. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle in history.
In Storm Over Leyte, historian John Prados gives readers an unprecedented look at both sides of this epic naval clash. Despite the Americans’ overwhelming firepower and supplies, the Japanese inflicted grave damage on U.S. forces. For the first time, readers will have access to the naval intelligence reports that influenced key strategic decisions on both sides.
Drawing upon a wealth of untapped sources, Prados offers up a masterful narrative of naval conflict on an epic scale.
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