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Battle of Leyte (naval engagement)

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.

Battle of the Coral Sea - Part I

The Battle of the Coral Sea, from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces of the United States and Australia. Taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, the battle is historically significant as the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other and the first in which the opposing ships neither sighted nor fired directly upon one another.

Preparations for the battle and an overview of the forces deployed in this battle.

Battle of the Coral Sea - Part II

The Battle of the Coral Sea, from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces of the United States and Australia. Taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, the battle is historically significant as the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other and the first in which the opposing ships neither sighted nor fired directly upon one another.

The beginning of the battle and the first clashes between the Japanese and American fleets.

Battle of the Coral Sea - Part III

The Battle of the Coral Sea, from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces of the United States and Australia. Taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, the battle is historically significant as the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other and the first in which the opposing ships neither sighted nor fired directly upon one another.

Battles of May 8 and the culmination of the battle.

ONISHI Takijiro, Admiral, 1892-1945

The father of the idea of kamikaze. He was born in the mountain village of Ashida in a family with important samurai ancestors, which was naturally reflected in his upbringing and life. He was a thoughtful and excellent student, continuing his studies at the Naval Academy in Etajima, which he graduated from as the fourth best graduate of the year.

Statistics don't lie

The real picture of the effectiveness of suicide attacks is given by the final numbers ...

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