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Westport seniors to hear about battle

Published 6:01 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012
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Art Gottlieb will a lecture on the World War II naval clash the Battle of Leyte Gulf on Friday, March 16, from 10:30 to noon, at the Westport Center for Senior Activities.

Leyte Gulf was the largest naval battle of all time, the senior center said, fought over the course of three days and over thousands of square miles of ocean. It marked the end of the once mighty Imperial Japanese Navy as an effective fighting force and paved the way for the American recapture of the Philippines.

For more information, call the center at 203-341-5099.