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A battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese.  Synonyms: Leyte invasion, Leyte Island.

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"Leyte" Quotes from Famous Books

... Mindanao. An insurrection arises in Bohol, originating among the native sorcerers or priests; the Jesuit missionaries there induce the Spanish authorities at Cebu to send troops against the rebels, who are subdued by the aid of the Holy Child in Cebu. Another rising in Leyte is also put down, and the islands are saved for Spain. A severe earthquake is felt in all the islands, and does much damage. The constant danger of attack by the Dutch greatly hinders the coming of missionaries to the islands. The hardships and ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIV, 1630-34 • Various

Words linked to "Leyte" :   World War II, Philippines, amphibious assault, Leyte invasion, Second World War, World War 2, Philippine Islands

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