The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour Author James D. Hornfischer
ISBN-10 0553381482
ISBN-13 9780553381481
Year 2005-03-29
Pages 499
Language English
Publisher Bantam Books
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This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected We will do what damage we can With these words Lieutenant Commander Robert W Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B Roberts on the morning of October 25 1944 off the Philippine Island of Samar On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthurs vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history In the tradition of the 1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers James D Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar a naval engagement unlike any other in U S historyand captures with unforgettable intensity the men the strategies and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory From the Hardcover edition

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Not the Only Sky

Not the Only Sky Author Alyssa Warren
ISBN-10 9781785301209
Release 2017-04-27
Pages 330