The Battle for Leyte, 1944 – Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparation and Execution

Author: Milan Vego
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Published: 2006

From Baird Maritime:

The battle for Leyte Island, roughly at the centre of the Philippines, was "one of the largest and most complex" operations of World War II. It was also one of the most important.

This incredibly detailed analysis of the operation looks at it from both sides and gives a clear description of the whole huge event. The author takes a dispassionate and intellectual approach with no holds barred.

He criticises leaders on both sides but does not fail to give credit where due. The book is an almost minute-by-minute description of the battle and its principal participants.

Both sides made innumerable mistakes and many lessons were learn't in the short term. Even more can be learn't from this brilliant book.

Essential reading for armchair admirals and aspiring ensigns alike. A very valuable history.

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