BOOK REVIEW | Leyte Gulf 1944 (1): The Battles of the Sibuyan Sea and Samar

This is another excellent example of Osprey Publishing’s “Campaign” series of brief but information-packed histories of important naval battles. In this case, the subject is the first half of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle in history.

As is usual with the Campaign series, this book is very impressively illustrated and mapped despite its admirable brevity. Indeed, some of the original photographs are brilliant and the battle diagrams clear and useful.

There are many books on Leyte Gulf but this brief and very concise tome is one of the best. The author, a former officer in the United States Navy, has written fifty books for Osprey Publishing. He knows his subject intimately and writes and researches very well.

Author: Mark Stille

Available from Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK.


Neil Baird

Co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Baird Maritime and Work Boat World magazine, Neil has travelled the length and breadth of this planet in over 40 years in the business. He knows the global work boat industry better than anyone.