The Battle of the Gulf of Leyte was one of the greatest naval battles of World War II in the Pacific and one of the greatest naval battles in history. It took place in October 1944 between the US and Japanese navies off the island of Leyte in the Philippines.
A naval battle fought by aircraft, which marked a major turning point in the war in the Pacific.
Bujinkan Dojo Martial Arts School
Bushido - Samurai Moral Code
The present of the elite Japanese military academy of the naval defense forces.
At the Arcadia Conference, which took place shortly after the outbreak of the Pacific War, it was stated that the first task for the US military would be to deal with Germany, but far from all senior US officers were of this view. Probably the most important opponent of the defensive strategy in the Pacific was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Navy, Admiral E.J. King. King could not speak openly against the concept of war, accepted by the highest places, it would become unbearable for President Roosevelt as Commander of the Navy. That is why he chose the so-called defensive-offensive strategy in the Pacific. According to this theory, it was not possible to give the enemy time to settle firmly in the newly acquired territories of the South Pacific and build strong naval and air bases there.
On August 7, 1942, in the morning, the Japanese, informed of the American landing on Tulagi and Guadalcanal, decided how to strike the American expeditionary forces. Area Commander Vice Admiral Gunichi Mikawa acted immediately. He hastily assembled a group of six transport ships in the port of Rabaul on the island of New Britain, on which he had several hundred men and supplies embarked, and in the insufficient escort of one destroyer, the group quickly sent to Guadalcanal.
Tokyo's headquarters initially considered the Allied landings in southern Solomon an episodic affair as part of its strategic interests in the Pacific. The situation changed the moment the Americans opened Henderson Airport in a short time, because at that moment Tokyo realized that if Guadalcanal lost permanently, the local air base would significantly weaken Japanese positions throughout the area.
On September 1, 1942, landing craft from the bowels of the transport ship Betelgeuse, which had just arrived from the Noumeé base in New Caledonia at the behest of Vice Admiral Ghormley, commander of the South Sea region, began transporting 390 men from the 6th Sea Bee Battalion, material, two bulldozers and six 127mm offshore guns to the shores of Guadalcanal Island. Many Marines, who helped with the landing or just watched at the dock, watched with interest as soldiers emerged from the boats, who were not exactly young and many already with hair blooming with gray and radiating the confidence of experienced men ...
The Japanese form of seppuku ritual suicide, harakiri (literally slit abdomen or open abdomen), sometimes also called kusun-gobu (the name comes from a special about 24 cm long sword used in suicide) is still shrouded in many myths and secrets. join me in search and let me say something about the origin and implementation of this voluntary death.
Japan's war strategists needed to create role models for the soldiers of the new era, an example of which would update the duties set by the Imperial Order and thus prepare the Japanese nation for war and the associated casualties.
Ju jutsu martial art
Martial art with a samurai sword
Martial arts using different types of weapons
Martial art of archery
Neutralization of the Japanese air and naval base Truk on February 17 - 18, 1944.
Martial arts Shuriken jutsu
The final part of a series about Japanese suicide squads.