Today marks the 70th anniversary of Battle of Surigao Strait, fought in the Pacific theater of World War II. Because the battle was fought at night and had few survivors on the Japanese side, the events of that naval engagement in have been passed down in garbled accounts.
In his book The Battle of Surigao Strait, Anthony P. Tully pulls together all of the existing documentary material, including newly discovered accounts and a careful analysis of U.S. Navy action reports, to create a new and more detailed description of the action. In several respects, Tully's narrative differs radically from the received versions and represents an important historical corrective. Also included in the book are a number of previously unpublished photographs and charts that bring a fresh perspective to the battle.
Read an excerpt from the book to learn more about this important battle.