Leyte 1944: Return to the Philippines (Campaign, 282)

Leyte 1944: Return to the Philippines (Campaign, 282)

English | July 21, 2015 | ISBN: 1472806905 | EPUB | 96 Pages | 50.3 MB

The loss of the Phillipines in 1942 was the worst defeat in American military history. General Douglas MacArthur, the 'Lion of Luzon', was evacuated by order of the President just before the fall, but he vowed to return, and in August 1944 he kept his word when he led the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War to date on the island of Leyte. This is the full story of that fateful battle, one of the most ferocious campaigns of World War II and one of huge strategic and symbolic significance. Preceding it had been the largest naval battle ever fought: the battle of Leyte Gulf, in which the Imperial Japanese Navy was decisively crushed. This paved the way for four divisions of Lieutenant-General Krueger's Sixth Army to spear-head the assault. In the face of stubborn Japanese resistance, including the first systematic use of kamikaze attacks, the US forces ground slowly forwards before another amphibious assault took the vital position of Ormoc in the last decisive battle of the campaign.

Based on extensive research in the US Army's Military History Institute, along with other archival and veteran sources, this important study sheds new light on the operation that saw the US finally return to the Phillipines and in doing so placed another nail firmly in the coffin of the Japanese Empire.



[Fast Download] Leyte 1944: Return to the Philippines (Campaign, 282)

Ebooks related to "Leyte 1944: Return to the Philippines (Campaign, 282)" :
Jean-Luc Domenach, Mao, sa cour et ses complots
The Six Day War 1967: Sinai
Stirling Bridge and Falkirk 1297-98: William Wallace¡¯s rebellion
International Communism and the Cult of the Individual: Leaders, Tribunes and Martyrs under Lenin an
Royal Navy Handbook 1939-1945
America's Shadow: An Anatomy of Empire
Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation : The Latin Fathers
Twentieth-Century European Social and Political Movements (History in Dispute 16)
Die U.S.-amerikanische Somaliaintervention 1992 - 1994
The Atlas of Military History: An Around-the-World Survey of Warfare Through the Ages
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.