A CALL TO COLORS: A NOVEL OF THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF - download pdf or read online

By JOHN J. GOBBELL

ISBN-10: 0739479199

ISBN-13: 9780739479193

ISBN-10: 1974233243

ISBN-13: 9781974233243

A-Day, 20 October 1944, is the code-name for whilst basic Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise of "I Shall go back" to the Filipinos. With over four hundred amphibious ships, he lands 165,000 troops in Leyte Gulf to start throwing the japanese military out of the Philippines. maintaining MacArthur is Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.'s 3rd Fleet targeted round 16 assault companies. additionally, the scrappy Halsey seems to be for the 1st chance to bring the killing blow to the Imperial eastern Navy.
yet Admiral Soemu Toyoda, CinC of the Imperial jap Navy's mixed fleet, and Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita have a basic concept of what MacArthur and Halsey intend. They shape an excellent plan to divert Halsey's airplane companies to allow them to ship in a conflict strength to wipe out MacArthur's troop and provide ships.
each side dedicate greater than 800 ships with the conflict for Leyte Gulf changing into the biggest naval conflict in history.
stuck within the center is Commander Mike Donovan, skipper of the destroyer USS Matthew. On patrol off Leyte Gulf, Donovan does not become aware of Halsey's providers were drawn out of how through Toyoda's decoy strength. Now it truly is simply Donovan and 7 different "tin cans" status among Kurita's strength of 4 battleships, 9 cruisers, and twelve destroyers poised to gun down MacArthur's ships frantically unloading within Leyte Gulf.
Worse, Donovan is not acutely aware he is less than assault on one other entrance. Ammunition ships are blowing up everywhere in the Pacific at an alarming price. the realization is clear: Ships within the Leyte Gulf conflict strength are subsequent. Lieutenant Commander John Sabovik of Naval intelligence is able to trap the saboteur and shop Donovan between others. yet there is a capture: as soon as most sensible associates. Sabovik has vowed to kill Donovan. it is not simply because either are in love with Katherine Logan, a clinical intern in California. It is going again years while either served on a jinxed cruiser off Guadalcanal.

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