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Leyte Gulf 1944 by Bernard Ireland
Book DescriptionExperienced naval historian Bernard Ireland has written a highly readable multi-dimensional portrait of one of the most crucial battles of the Pacific war. Described as the 'greatest sea battle of all', the battle of Leyte Gulf comprised three major naval engagements at Samar, Cape Engano and Surigao Strait. Fought on the surface, under the sea and in the air, Leyte Gulf encompassed both the latest technology of warfare as well as the last major line action involving battleships. Intended by the Japanese as a Trafalgar-style decisive victory that would neutralise US naval power, the battle turned out to be quite the opposite - a crushing victory for the United States that opened their way to the Philippines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841769783
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bernard Ireland
World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Carriers and Naval Aircraft, Paperback (October 2015)
A comprehensive illustrated history, from the first airships and zeppelins through to today's warships and jets. Includes two directories covering 170 aircraft carriers and 130 aircraft, from the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers to the Supermarine Spitfire and the MiG-29K.
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Destroyers, Frigates & Submarines, Paperback (June 2015)
Charts more than a century of destroyer, frigate and submarine development, starting with the earliest vessels, through two World Wars and the Cold War, all the way to the incredible machines of the 21st century.
Illustrated History of Amphibious Warfare Vessels, Paperback (July 2014)
Charts the history of amphibious warfare in conflicts around the globe, from World War I to the present day. This title features conventional personnel and cargo carriers, welldeck "dock ships", modern multi-function ships, ramped beaching craft and high-speed air-cushion craft.
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft Carriers and Naval Aircraft, Hardback (February 2014)» View all books by Bernard Ireland
An illustrated history of aircraft carriers and the naval aircraft that launch from them, from the first airships and zeppelins through to today's modern warships and jets. It features 1,100 wartime and modern identification photographs of the most important aircraft carriers and naval aircraft from around the world.
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Author Biography - Bernard Ireland
Bernard Ireland is a retired naval engineer and Jane's Editor. He is the author of 'Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century', 'Jane's Naval History of World War Two', 'Warfare in the Age of Sail', 'War at Sea 1914-45', 'Navies of the West', 'The Battle of the Atlantic', 'Warships of the World: Major Classes', 'History of Ships' and 'War in the Mediterranean'. He is married and lives in Hampshire, UK.
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