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Leyte: June 1944-January 1945
Leyte: June 1944-January 1945
By Samuel Eliot Morison
Atlantic (Little, Brown), 1958, 445 pp

The twelfth volume in Admiral Morison's vast "History of United States Naval Operations in World War II" culminates in the battle for Leyte Gulf, October 24-25, 1944, which the author considers the greatest naval battle of all time. In this huge operation 216 American, 2 Australian and 64 Japanese ships were engaged.