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The last stand of the tin can sailors : the extraordinary World War II story of the US Navy's finest hour

by Hornfischer, James D.

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Chronicles the October 1944 battle off Samar between a vastly outnumbered fleet of American warships and a flotilla of the Japanese Navy, a struggle that changed the course of World War II in the Pacific. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Tin cans
  • Last stand
  • A vanishing graveyard
  • Highest traditions
  • Men of Task Unit 77.4.3 killed in action, October 25-28, 1944.
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