Download James D. Hornfischer - The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors PDF eBookThe Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour is an eye-opening remarkable non-fiction book written by American author James D. Hornfischer. First published in 2003, it presents the first full narration of the Battle of Samar. It is the story of the most remarkable two-and-a-half-hour sea battle fought on October 25, 1944.
*Brief introduction to James D. Hornfischer's The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors*
Through the pages in The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, Hornfischer illustrates the greatest shock in the history of naval warfare. Rear Admiral Clifton A. F. Sprague of the U.S. Navy lead his task unit “Taffy 3” of “jeep carriers” and their “tin can” escorts stood against the impossible challenge of battling Japan’s overwhelming naval force of battleships and cruisers under Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita.
On the horizon of the Philippine Sea off Samar Island, on the morning of October 25, 1944, appeared the biggest fleet of Japanese navy of mightiest ships. The only thing that might keep that massive fleet away from Douglas MacArthur’s invasion force was American flotilla of smaller ships of the U.S. Navy.
On the USS Samuel B. Roberts, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew, “This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.”
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• Author: James D. Hornfischer;
• Genre/Subject: Non-Fiction, History;
• Language: English;
• PDF Pages: 550;
• File Size: 4 MB;
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