The raiders of leyte gulf is a 1963 philippineamerican film directed by eddie romero. The battle of leyte gulf started a few days after the allied forces, under the command of general douglas macarthur, landed in palo beach in leyte on october 20, 1944. Navy, when a vastly overmatched american light carrier group managed to hold off japans huge southern fleet. This is a list of fictional feature films or miniseries released since 1950 which feature events of. Jennings sturgeon emmett wilson, michael parsons lieutenant robert grimm, efren reyes captain shirai akira, eddie mesa angel zabala, leopoldo salcedo colonel lino sebastian, liza. United states pacific fleet organization, 1 may 1945. World war ii dvds, mp4 video downloads, mpg videos on usb. The battle for leyte gulf 2326 october 1944 a brief account of the battle background the pacific war december 1941 to october 1944 in december 1941, within hours of the destruction of the united states battle fleet at pearl harbor, japanese forces began their assault on the philippines. The raiders of leyte gulf is yet another black and white ww2 flick shot in the philippines in the early 1960s by exploitation director. Thats too bad, because the art of story telling with a broad sweep has been too often lost in all the attention to minute sociological detail.
Any adverse comment made, is not intended to reflect criticism on any individual but to assist officers in appreciating the best line of action in many circumstances. Photography wars and events world war ii battle of leyte gulf. Location leyte gulf is a body of water in the in the eastern visayas region viii of the philippines. Although only a local holiday in leyte, the leyte landing is commemorated every year on the same date by filipinos and world war ii veterans. The engagement, fought in waters near the phillipoine islands of leyte, luzon, and samar, took place from october 2326. This rugged locationshot war actioner dramatizes events leading up to one of the key pacific battles. The battle was part of world war ii, and happened in the seas near the philippines island of leyte. They are planned to promulgate reliable information concerning actual war experience. Ship types key cv fleet aircraftcarrier cvl light fleet aircraftcarrier bb battleship ca heavy cruiser cl light cruiser. The battle of leyte gulf, was the biggest naval battle in modern history.
It was the first film produced by the newlyformed hemisphere pictures. Borders samar to the north, leyte to the west, homonhon island to the east and surigao strait and dinagat island to the south. Leyte gulf 2326 october 1944 japanese order of battle. General macarthur surveys the beachhead on leyte island, soon after american. Army officer michael parsons and his filipino comrades must rescue a prisoner jennings sturgeon from a japanese garris. The battle of leyte gulf ended an era, but it did not end the war. This action packed world war ii drama finds american army lieutenant grimm michael parsons and some philippine nationals out to rescue intelligence officer emmett wilson jennings sturgeon from. The raiders of leyte gulf 1963 during world war ii, a u. The raiders of leyte gulf 1962 trailer ww2 war film. Responding, the imperial japanese navy launched plan shogo 1. In fact the battle was four separate actions, none of which were fought in the gulf itself, and the result was the destruction of japanese naval power in the pacific. If your cloud dvr fills up, well make space by deleting your. Raiders of leyte gulf 1963 is a lowlowbudget movie from filipino director eddie romero. The battle of leyte gulf was fought from october 2326 1944 and was the largest naval battle of world war ii.
The battle was showcased by three separate primary engagements. The conclusion of this largely unheralded fifth battle for leyte gulf paved the way for the occupation of the key islands of mindoro and luzon, bringing the entire archipelago swiftly under allied control. Us navy intelligence officer posing as exgerman medical officer to rescue. The battle of leyte gulf was faught between japan and the allies austrailia and the u. Battleline 1963 wwii tv documentary series dvd, download, usb drive. Watch the raiders of leyte gulf movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. The battle of leyte gulf dvd, mp4 video download, usb flash drive.
Jennings sturgeon emmett wilson, michael parsons lieutenant robert grimm, efren reyes captain shirai akira, eddie mesa angel zabala, leopoldo salcedo colonel lino sebastian, liza moreno aida rivas, oscar keesee jr. Jul 02, 2015 famous wwii naval battle in the philippines. This world war ii clash followed the allied landing at the philippine island of leyte in october 1944. The raiders of leyte gulf 1963 cast and crew moviefone. Battle of leyte gulf, october 2326, 1944, decisive air and sea battle of world war ii that crippled the japanese combined fleet, permitted u. The raiders of leyte gulf is a 19633 philippineamerican film cooperation. The japanese sought to converge three naval forces on leyte gulf, and successfully diverted. Willmott, the battle of leyte gulf bloomington, in. United states, the raiders of leyte gulf eddie romero, philippines before. Beginning on october 23, the battle of leyte gulf consisted of four primary meetings between allied and japanese forces. The thesis of this essay is to find out the important decisions, planning and action taken by the american and japanese forces during leyte gulf operations, which was a major event of the battle in world war ii. The german nuclear weapons program dvd, mp4, usb drive.
The train, in its short 10 days at tjilatjap, put in some muchneeded work on the worn, racked, and hard pressed ships of our striking force, and then. The important events will be depicted in the light of the major strategic plan adopted for better use of the strengths of the forces by competent authority of both side of america and. Adolf hitler and benito mussolini in munich, germany, ca. Like other rich fishing grounds such as maqueda bay and carigara bay, the gulf is known for abundant catches of anchovies, herring, shrimp and crabs. It was the largest naval battle in history and one of the last major sea battles to use traditional line of battle tactics. The japanese reacted to these operations by sending major fleet units in a vigorous effort to repel or destroy our forces, resulting in the actions in surigao strait and the action off samar, which together constitute the battle of leyte gulf. The raiders of leyte gulf movie trailer and videos tv guide. Fuchidas raiders had also failed to damage pearl harbors repair shops. October 20 general douglas macarthur lands on leyte island and begins to achieving his longheld goal to liberate the philippines. Leyte gulf is identified by the leyte state university as one of the important fishing grounds of leyte and samar. Called the last of the great sea battles, the battle of leyte gulf used every known weapon of naval war, except mines, and in shear destruction the battle has no rival in naval history. You can watch recordings anytime, anywhere with your cloud dvr. This film is available for download at the internet archive. Oct 19, 2014 the battle of leyte gulf started a few days after the allied forces, under the command of general douglas macarthur, landed in palo beach in leyte on october 20, 1944.
Uss intrepid cv11 during the battle of leyte gulf world. Vann woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for leyte gulfthe greatest naval battle of world war ii and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. Uss leyte gulf cg 55 unit 100253 box 1 fpo ae 09570. Douglas macarthurs stirring, theatrically stirring, promise to return to and liberate the philippines in world war ii there arose a guerilla indigenous resistance movement there, as well as some pointed attention prior to an allied attack.
Jun 24, 2012 us destroys japanese navy battle of leyte gulf. The battle of leyte gulf october 2228, 1944 was the greatest naval engagement in history. Battle of leyte gulf simple english wikipedia, the free. All that aside, the battle for leyte gulf cannot really be said to have been won unless the battle of ormoc bay is included as part of it. Returning to the philippines, allied forces began landing on leyte on october 20. In the first engagement on october 2324, the battle of the sibuyan sea, kuritas center force was attacked by the american submarines uss darter and uss dace as well as halseys. Labanan sa look ng leyte is considered to have been the largest naval battle of world war ii and is, by some criteria, a contender for the title largest naval battle in history, with over 200,000 naval personnel involved. Ship types key cv fleet aircraftcarrier cvl light fleet aircraftcarrier bb battleship ca heavy cruiser cl light cruiser dd destroyer. These bulletins on battle experience are issued for the general information of officers. For a variety of reasons including a national debt to the longsuffering filipino peoplea huge amphibious force set its sights on leyte gulf that fall. Watch the raiders of leyte gulf, the actionadventure film by eddie. The battle of leyte gulf was fought october 2326, 1944, during world war ii 19391945 and is considered the conflicts largest naval engagement. It was also once one of the richest sources of mud crabs in 1985.
Labanan sa golpo ng leyte is generally considered to have been the largest naval battle of world war ii and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history. Uss intrepid cv11 during the battle of leyte gulf site statistics. The raiders of leyte gulf 1962 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. It was the first film produced by the newlyformed hemisphere pictures, a threeway partnership involving filipino director eddie romero, american producers kane w. Leyte gulf also saw the first use of kamikaze aircraft by the japanese.
Like no other program on video, this is the definitive look at the showdown at leyte gulf. Army officer michael parsons and his filipino comrades must rescue a prisoner jennings sturgeon from a japanese. Disney confirms ewan mcgregor back as obiwan kenobi for streaming series 24 august 2019 the wrap. And learn of the fatal miscalculation by the japanese that ultimately cost them the battle. Battle of leyte gulf in pictures war history online. The stage was being set for the battle of leyte gulf. The australian heavy cruiser hmas australia was hit on 21 october, and organized suicide attacks by the special attack force began on 25 october. Vann woodward the big picture is out of fashion among academics these days.
The oiler pecos was also scheduled to refill in the persian gulf, but was sunk with the langley survivors on board by the enemy on 1 march, just after getting started for colombo, ceylon. It may well be regarded as the largest naval battle in military history. It took place from 23 october to 26 october 1944, between the allies and the empire of japan. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. During the summer and fall of 1944, historys greatest naval battles raged in the western pacific ocean, as the united states fought to finally subdue the japanese empire, and the imperial navy put up fanatical resistance to the last possible moment. Most of the films in this subgenre are undistinguished and difficult to enjoy, but raiders is bad even by romeros standards, a singularly uninspiring and exceedingly dull attempt at a war story. The battle of surigao straits, the battle off samar island, and the battle of cape engano. Although only a local holiday in leyte, the leyte landing is commemorated every. General macarthur and soldiers walk from lsts through the water onto leyte island, philippines, october 1944. When germanys invasion of the soviet union, in june of 1941, distracted.340 274 1372 1099 979 1281 335 31 282 1105 963 366 445 589 1377 596 1459 1146 591 345 847 1382 805 974 1088 298 1182 1345 628 1167 1295 1457 337 1388 527 330 19 222 526 718 52 47