Afternoon of the Rising Sun: The Battle of Leyte Gulf :: Kenneth I. Friedman

Afternoon of the Rising Sun: The Battle of Leyte Gulf :: Kenneth I. Friedman soon to be presented for sale on the lustrous BookLovers of Bath web site!

Novato: Presidio Press, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Plans of battle; Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Glossary;

From the cover: By mid-October 1944, a vast amphibious armada was closing on the Philippines. Embarked on the 700 vessels of Admiral Kinkaids Seventh Fleet were 200,000 men of the Sixth Army. Defending Kinkaids invasion force was Adm. William Bull Halseys Third Fleet. With more than 1,000 planes on its aircraft carriers, accompanied by 79 other warships including 6 of the new Iowa-class fast battleships, Halseys fleet was more than capable of dealing with anything the enemy navy could throw at it.

The Japanese were desperate. American success in the Philippines would cut them off from the strategic raw materials to the south. In the face of this desperation, the Japanese Navy came up with a bold plan: the Combined Fleet would sortie to …

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block a little age-tanned.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xx) 414 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Military Naval catalogue?

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