Much has been written about the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, but little of the effort to seize the island of Leyte itself. In Leyte 1944, Nathan Prefer chronicles the clash intended by the Japanese to be the “Decisive Battle” for the western Pacific.
The battle was marked a major Japanese counterattack to push the Americans off the island and capture General Douglas MacArthur. It also saw a rare deployment of Japanese paratroopers in conjunction with the ground offensive. Finally there were naval and air battles designed to protect landing operations of friendly forces.
Leyte 1944 is a dramatic account of the three-dimensional battle that did, indeed, decide the fate of the Philippines in World War II.
Hardcover Book : 368 pages
Publisher: Casemate Publisher & Book Dist. ( October 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-675189
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 inches
Product Weight: 29.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)