Book Discussion on The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

Mr. Hornfischer talked about his book, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S.… read more

Mr. Hornfischer talked about his book, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour, published by Bantam. In the book, the author examines the Battle off Samar, fought in the Philippine Sea on October 25, 1944. A group of U.S. Navy ships was surprised and engaged by a superior Japanese battleship force. The outgunned American warships, some facing Japanese vessels 35 to 60 times their size, were all that stood between the Japanese battleships and General Douglas MacArthur’s invasion fleet. In spite of the odds against them, the Americans fought gamely and ultimately won the day. A number of veterans of the Battle off Samar were present in the audience for this presentation. Mr. Hornfischer answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

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Program ID:
180651-1
Category:
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Location:
Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Feb 21, 2004
Last Aired:
Mar 22, 2010

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  • Feb 21, 2004 | 11:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2004 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 06, 2004 | 1:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 14, 2004 | 2:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2004 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2004 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 21, 2010 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2010 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2010 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 22, 2010 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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