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Clash of the carriers
The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II
By Barrett Tillman
The true story of one of the greatest and most decisive conflicts in the history of naval warfare-from an award-winning author.
In June, 1944, American and Japanese carrier fleets made their way through the Philippine Sea, both hoping to take control of the vital Marianas Islands. When they met, they embarked upon a naval engagement that escalated into the most spectacular aircraft carrier battle in history. Here is the true account of the battle, told from both sides-by those who were there. Drawing upon numerous interviews as well as official sources, Clash of the Carriers is an unforgettable testimonial to the bravery of those who fought and those who died in a battle that will never be forgotten.