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The Resource Leyte 1944 : the soldiers' battle, Nathan N. Prefer

Leyte 1944 : the soldiers' battle, Nathan N. Prefer

Label
Leyte 1944 : the soldiers' battle
Title
Leyte 1944
Title remainder
the soldiers' battle
Statement of responsibility
Nathan N. Prefer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1942 after leaving the Philippines to organize a new American army, General Douglas MacArthur vowed "I shall return!" Two years later, he did return to retake the Philippines from the Japanese on the central island of Leyte. As were most battles in the Pacific, it was a long, bloody, and brutal fight with a call for rushed reinforcements from both sides. This unique battle also saw a major Japanese counterattack-not a banzai charge, but a carefully thought-out counteroffensive designed to push the Americans off the island and capture the elusive General MacArthur. Both American and Japanese battalions spent days surrounded by the enemy, often until relieved or overwhelmed. Under General Yamashita's guidance it also saw a rare deployment of Japanese paratroopers in conjunction with the ground assault offensive. Finally there were more naval and air battles, all designed to protect or cover landing operations of friendly forces. Leyte was a three-dimensional battle, fought with the best both sides had to offer, and did indeed decide the fate of the Philippines in World War II
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prefer, Nathan
Dewey number
940.5425995
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.4
LC item number
.P74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Leyte Island (Philippines)
Label
Leyte 1944 : the soldiers' battle, Nathan N. Prefer
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223112629119
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decision for the Philippines -- "I have returned" -- Into the valleys -- Into the mountains : Breakneck Ridge -- Into the mountains : Kilay Ridge -- Into the mountains : Shoestring Ridge -- The "Old Bastards" land -- The last valley -- The Japanese retreat -- The bitter end
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612001555
Lccn
2013474336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 805018783
  • (OCoLC)805018783
Label
Leyte 1944 : the soldiers' battle, Nathan N. Prefer
Publication
Bar code
31223112629119
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decision for the Philippines -- "I have returned" -- Into the valleys -- Into the mountains : Breakneck Ridge -- Into the mountains : Kilay Ridge -- Into the mountains : Shoestring Ridge -- The "Old Bastards" land -- The last valley -- The Japanese retreat -- The bitter end
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612001555
Lccn
2013474336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 805018783
  • (OCoLC)805018783

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