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Tidal wave : from Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay

Author: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2018]. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that, had the navy faced a different enemy, the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. However, in the moment of victory on 25 October 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
ISBN: 9781472825483 1472825489 9781472825490 1472825497
OCLC Number: 1033575537
Description: 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: CHAPTER ONE: The Final BattleCHAPTER TWO: October 25, 1944CHAPTER THREE: The Big Blue BlanketCHAPTER FOUR: Halsey's TyphoonsCHAPTER FIVE: The Forgotten FleetCHAPTER SIX: TokyoCHAPTER SEVEN: Iwo JimaCHAPTER EIGHT: Prelude to OkinawaCHAPTER NINE: The Fleet that Came to StayCHAPTER TEN: The Murderous Month of MayCHAPTER ELEVEN: Admiral Nimitz Writes a LetterCHAPTER TWELVE: FinaleCHAPTER THIRTEEN: GyokusenBibliographyIndex
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"The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that, had the navy faced a different enemy, the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. However, in the moment of victory on 25 October 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West. The attacks were terrifying: regardless of the damage inflicted on an attacking airplane, there was no certainty of safety aboard the ship until that airplane was completely destroyed. Based on first-person accounts, Tidal Wave is the story of the naval campaigns in the Pacific from the victory at Leyte Gulf to the end of the war, in which the US Navy would fight harder for survival than ever before."--Amazon.com.

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