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 while common 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 focused round 16 assault providers. additionally, the scrappy Halsey seems to be for the 1st chance to carry the killing blow to the Imperial jap Navy.
yet Admiral Soemu Toyoda, CinC of the Imperial jap Navy's mixed fleet, and Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita have a common concept of what MacArthur and Halsey intend. They shape a super plan to divert Halsey's plane providers to allow them to ship in a conflict strength to wipe out MacArthur's troop and provide ships.
either side dedicate greater than 800 ships with the conflict for Leyte Gulf changing into the biggest naval conflict in history.
stuck within the heart is Commander Mike Donovan, skipper of the destroyer USS Matthew. On patrol off Leyte Gulf, Donovan does not detect Halsey's vendors were drawn out of how via 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 lower than assault on one other entrance. Ammunition ships are blowing up everywhere in the Pacific at an alarming fee. the belief is clear: Ships within the Leyte Gulf conflict strength are subsequent. Lieutenant Commander John Sabovik of Naval intelligence is able to capture the saboteur and shop Donovan between others. yet there is a trap: as soon as top buddies. Sabovik has vowed to kill Donovan. it is not simply because either are in love with Katherine Logan, a scientific intern in California. It is going again years while either served on a jinxed cruiser off Guadalcanal.

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