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Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. Vol. 12: Leyte, June 1944-January 1945 by Samuel Eliot Morison



by Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976. Publication date 1947. Topics World War, 1939-1945. v. 1. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943. 2. Operations in North African waters, October 1942-June 1943. 3. The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942. 4. Coral Sea, Midway and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942. 5. The struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943. 6. Breaking the Bismarcks barrier, 22 July. 7. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944. 8. New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944. 9. Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, January 1943-June 1944.

Recounts the role of the United States in World War II at sea, from encounters in the Atlantic before the country entered the war to the surrender of Japan. One of a kind, 15 Volumes which must be purchased and read by any . II buff or interested person. Which might not be that many these days, as some of our youngsters do not even know what D-Day was,on June 6, 1944 in Normandy, France. The broad scope of the Naval conflict is there, along with interesting details whenever possible. Marine Corps is included with all of their guts and glory.

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1942-1 May 1944 v. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944 v. New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944 v., January 1943-June 1944. Rubrics: World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations, American. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book History of United States naval operations in World War II, Samuel Eliot Morison.

Volume 12: Leyte, June 1944-January 1945, is a dramatic retelling of the greatest naval battle of all time, the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The Allied victory at Leyte enabled the . Navy to transport troops and base long-range bomber planes in positions so close to Japan that victory was all but assured. The 15 volumes of his History of United States Naval Operations in World War II appeared between 1947 and 1962. A product of the Brahmin tradition, Morison wrote about Bostonians and other New Englanders and about life in early Massachusetts. He was an "American historian" in the fullest sense of the term. He also had a keen appreciation for the larger history of the nation and world, provincial is the last word one would use to describe Morison's writing.

Leyte, June 1944-January 1945. 13. The liberation of the Philippines. 14. Victory in the Pacific, 1945. 15. Supplement and general index.

Home All Categories Leyte: June 1944-January 1945( History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II, Vol. XI. ISBN: 0196470846. ISBN13: 9780196470849. This spectacular fifteen-volume series that charts the . Naval operations during World War II with an insider's perspective. Morison, a Harvard professor, was given a special rank and writing post by FDR. He had active duty aboard eleven different ships, allowing him to witness many crucial battles in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Volume 12 of the History of US Naval Operations in WW II, June 1944 - January 1945. We pack securely and ship daily w/delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Very Good, moderate wear/use, but unmarked interior, in Wraps. Volume 12 of the History of US Naval Operations in WW II, June 1944 - January 1945. Codice inventario libreria SKU1001150. Fare una domanda alla libreria.

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In volume 12 of his comprehensive history, Samuel Eliot Morison returns to the Pacific for a dramatic retelling of the greatest naval battle of all time.

The determining factors in the Battle for Leyte Gulf were superb skill, heroism, and aggressiveness--but confusion, surprise, and faulty assumptions also played significant roles. The Japanese Center Force, comprising more than half of Japan's naval gunfire, steamed undetected into gun range and caught the Seventh Fleet completely by surprise. The Japanese made no use of this wonderful opportunity, however, imagining the enemy to be manifold the strength that it was.

The Allied victory at Leyte enabled the U.S. Navy to transport troops and base long-range bomber planes in positions so close to Japan that victory was all but assured. Morison's account includes the key engagements surrounding the taking of Leyte: the U.S. Navy's extraordinary display of "gallantry, guts, and gumption" at the Battle of Samar and the perfect timing and almost faultless execution achieved in the Battle of Surigao Strait, the last naval battle in which air power played no part.

Reviews: 7
Helldor
It is time to return our attention to the war against the submarines in the Atlantic. This tenth volume of the series does just that and covers the period from May 1943 until the end of the war throughout the Atlantic Ocean, with small sidetrips to the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean for completeness. This volume concludes the story of World War 2 Submarine warfare.

I found this volume to be one of the weakest in the series that I have read so far. The first chapter speaks of the organizational changes that the U.S. Navy made in attempting to deal with the U-Boat menace, and the next couple spoke about some of the technical developments that allowed the U.S. Navy to start locating the submarines and hunt them more effectively. Once you are past these chapter the rest of the book devolved into a series of anecdotes detailing how various submarines were detected, where they operated, and what how it was destroyed. While a few of those kinds of anecdotes would be interesting to read, one of my complaints about this book is that it is chock full of episode after episode of the same kind of action. After the first twenty or thirty, I lost interest.

Another major problem with this book is that it gives all the credit for the continual discovery of the submarines to the High Frequency Direction Finding equipment that the U.S. Navy deployed. While I am sure that this equipment played a large role, it seems very suspicious as to how it was able to vector hunter-killer groups to areas where multiple submarines intended to converge, even before the submarines themselves arrived! I had read that the author was not aware of ULTRA and the fact that American Intelligence was listening in on many German communications. However, even he should have started suspecting something besides use of direction finding equipment given how many times he had to write that groups of American ships and airplanes were vectored to specific locations and found two, three, or four submarines there, tethered to each other.

On the positive side, this book does cover the various technical advances that were made by both sides and describes them in terms that any layman can understand with the technical jargon kept to a minimum. And, by adopting a linear timeline approach, it makes sure to cover all theaters of the war (with the exception of the Pacific, of course) and all the way to the end of the war.

The story of the Naval War during World War 2 would not have been complete without this kind of coverage, but this one seems excessively long given that most of the stories told are basically repeats of others in the same book, with only the names of the people and the numbers of boats being different. This is unfortunate, as this series has long been an excellent reference to have on hand. This volume is simply not up to the standard that has been established with the previous volumes.
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Monumental, engrossing, well written with loving care by Morison and well researched with documented sources. One of a kind, 15 Volumes which must be purchased and read by any W.W. II buff or interested person. (Which might not be that many these days, as some of our youngsters do not even know what D-Day was,on June 6, 1944 in Normandy, France.) The broad scope of the Naval conflict is there, along with interesting details whenever possible. The U.S. Marine Corps is included with all of their guts and glory.
One caveat: There are omissions, e.g. IV CORAL SEA, MIDWAY AND SUBMARINE ACTIONS, re: the Battle of Midway and Commander Joseph J. Rochefort and his team breaking the Japanese naval code before the Battle of Midway (perhaps at the time of writing by Morison there was a security reason).

There is even a little "humor," as such, under incredible trying circumstances. In Volume XI, page 188, Morrison describes a skipper of an American LCI (Landing Craft Infantry) on D-Day, June 6, 1944:
"After landing American troops at Utah on the afternoon of D-Day, he was sent back to the Solent, where he received orders to load British troops at one of the local hards. Having done so he awaited orders, but none came. Observing an LCI convoy making up in the Solent he decided to join it, lest his passengers run out of food while waiting. As he was passing the Isle of Wight a signal station blinked to him, 'Where do you think you are going?' to which the skipper replied, 'I don't know!' After an interval came the the answer, 'Proceed!'" (Amen) We also learn in volume X THE ATLANTIC BATTLE WON, that Hitler used U-Boats in the Atlantic to forecast the weather for what is known as "The Battle of the Bulge." Hitler wanted the foul weather to stop Allied air attacks, which is what happened at the beginning of the battle.

The main titles to the volumes are (all have further sub-titles to each volume):
I THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC;
II OPERATIONS IN NORTH AFRICAN WATERS;
III THE RISING SUN IN THE PACIFIC;
IV CORAL SEA, MIDWAY AND SUBMARINE ACTIONS;
V THE STRUGGLE FOR GUADALCANAL;
VI BREAKING THE BISMARCKS BARRIER;
VII ALEUTIANS, GILBERTS AND MARSHALLS;
VIII NEW GUINEA AND THE MARIANAS;
IX SICILY - SALERNO - ANZIO;
X THE ATLANTIC BATTLE WON;
XI THE INVASION OF FRANCE AND GERMANY;
XII LEYTE;
XIII THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, LUZON, MINDANAO, THE VISAYAS;
XIV VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC;
XV SUPPLEMENT AND GENERAL INDEX (which includes in this volume the illustrations for all book dust covers with explanations- if your copy does not come with the book dust covers.)

With that said, I would have much shorter reference work handy to help steer through these 15 volumes and all the events in them, such as James L. Stokesbury's "A Short History of World War II," which really helps to put events into a succinct perspective (e.g. "The Battle of the Java Sea.")

For general reference: "O2S4 MEC:"
Objective (Simplicity);
Offensive, Sprit of;
Superiority at Point of Contact (Economy of Force);
Surprise (Security);
Security (Surprise);
Simplicity (Objective);
Movement (Mobility);
Economy of Force (Superiority at Point of Contact);
Cooperation (Unity of Command)