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Battle of Surigao Strait (Twentieth-Century Ba)

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Surigao Strait in the Philippine Islands was the scene of a major battleship duel during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Because the battle was fought at night and had few survivors on the Japanese side, the events of that naval engagement have been passed down in garbled accounts. Anthony P. Tully pulls together all of the existing documentary material, including newly discovered accounts and a careful analysis of U.S. Navy action reports, to create a new and more detailed description of the action. In several respects, Tully's narrative differs radically from the received versions and represents an important historical corrective. Also included in the book are a number of previously unpublished photographs and charts that bring a fresh perspective to the battle.

About the Author

Anthony P. Tully is an independent scholar and historian of the Imperial Japanese Navy. He is author (with Jon Parshall) of Shattered Sword, a study of the Battle of Midway. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Preface

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Prologue: "Retiring towards the enemy."

1. "I have returned."

2. "Bah. We will do our best."

3. "We are going to participate in a surface special attack."

4. "It is deemed advisable for 2YB to storm into Leyte Gulf."

5. "He gallantly came to a stop and started rescue work."

6. "Everybody aboard thought a BB could force a narrow strait."

7. "Make all ready for night battle."

8. "A most tragic dispatch."

9. "Take out the searchlight."

10. "He wished them to know he was penetrating alone."

11. "Just scored a big flare on 1 of them."

12. "You are to proceed independently and attack all ships!"

13. "At 0345 observed battleship burning."

14. "This has to be quick. Standby your torpedoes."

15. "An awfully gruesome sound, which passed from left to right."

16. "We proceed till totally annihilated."

17. "We have arrived at battle site."

18. "In God's name, where's the doctor?"

19. "The chances of success are nil."

20. "It was the kind of naval battle you dream about."

Epilogue: "A thing repeated will happen a third time."

Appendices

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253009715
Author:
Tully, Anthony P.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Subject:
History; Military; Twentieth Century or Later
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Twentieth-Century Battles
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 bandw illus
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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