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Battle of Surigao Strait

Author: Anthony P Tully
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Series: Twentieth-century battles.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Anthony P. Tully pulls together all of the existing documentary material, including neglected or never-translated Japanese sources and a careful analysis of U.S. Navy action reports, to create a new and more detailed description of the action. The book also includes a number of previously unpublished photographs and charts that bring a fresh perspective to the battle"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony P Tully
ISBN: 9780253352422 0253352428
OCLC Number: 234257241
Description: xvii, 329 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : "Retiring towards the enemy" --
"I have returned" --
"Bah. We will do our best" --
"We are going to participate in a surface special attack" --
"It is deemed advisable for 2YB to storm into Leyte Gulf" --
"He gallantly came to a stop and started rescue work" --
"Everybody aboard thought a BB could force a narrow strait" --
"Make all ready for night battle" --
"A most tragic dispatch" --
"Take out the searchlight!" --
"He wished them to know he was penetrating alone" --
"Just scored a big flare on 1 of them" --
"You are to proceed independently and attack all ships!" --
"At 0345 observed battleship burning" --
"This has to be quick. Standby your torpedoes" --
"An awfully gruesome sound, which passed from left to right" --
"We proceed till totally annihilated" --
"We have arrived at battle site" --
"In God's name, where's the doctor?" --
"The chances to succeed are nil" --
"It was the kind of naval battle you dream about" --
Epilogue : "A thing repeated will happen a third time."
Series Title: Twentieth-century battles.
Responsibility: Anthony P. Tully.
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