With Cornell in Washington Professor David Silbey
The Battle of Leyte Gulf had everything: aircraft carriers attacking each other; an old fashioned battleship duel; an amphibious landing; MacArthur returning to the Philippines; and the first kamikazes. It was the last battle at which the Imperial Japanese Navy could manage substantial resistance, and it was a much closer run thing than it should have been.
Join Cornell in Washington Professor David Silbey as he takes a look at the Battle of Leyte Gulf and discusses what happened, why, and how the phrase “the world wonders” caused the American Admiral ‘Bull' Halsey to break into tears.
Registration: Free (Registration requested)
When: Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm
Where: Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Metro: Dupont Circle
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