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The last stand of the tin can sailors

Author: James D Hornfischer
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the October 1944 battle off Samar between a vastly outnumbered fleet of American warships and a flotilla of the Japanese Navy, a struggle that changed the course of World War II in the Pacific.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hornfischer, James D.
Last stand of the tin can sailors.
New York : Bantam Books, 2004
(OCoLC)607059788
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Hornfischer
ISBN: 0553802577 9780553802573
OCLC Number: 53019787
Notes: "The extraordinary World War II story of the U.S. Navy's finest hour"--Preliminary page.
Description: 499 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: Tin cans --
Last stand --
A vanishing graveyard --
Highest traditions --
Men of Task Unit 77.4.3 killed in action, October 25-28, 1944.
Responsibility: James D. Hornfischer.
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Chronicles the October 1944 battle off Samar between a vastly outnumbered fleet of American warships and a flotilla of the Japanese Navy, a struggle that changed the course of World War II in the Pacific.

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