Robert F. Cross, "Shepherds of the Sea: Destroyer Escorts in World War II"
English | 2013 | pages: 287 | ISBN: 1591141214 | EPUB | 3,3 mb
This compelling tale of courage, heroism, and terror is told in the words of ninety-one sailors and officers interviewed by the author about their World War II service aboard fifty-six destroyer escorts. They reveal many never-before-told details of life at sea during wartime and, along with information found in secretly kept war diaries and previously unpublished personal photographs, add important dimensions to the official record. Unseasoned teenage recruits when they first went to sea, these sailors were led by inexperienced college boys more accustomed to yachts than warships. Their ships were untested vessels, designed by a man with no formal training in ship design, and which many viewed as a waste of money. Yet, as Cross points out, these men are credited with helping turn the tide of the war in the Atlantic as they singlehandedly sank some seventy U-boats and captured U-505, the only German submarine taken during the war and the first enemy vessel captured by Americans at sea since the War of 1812. In the Pacific, the destroyer escorts fought in every major battle, side-by-side with Allied battleships and destroyers. But this story is not just about battles. It is also about American genius, hard work, honor and growing up in the Great Depression. The author provides eyewitness details about the historic first step taken to end racial discrimination in the military as African-Americans stepped aboard the destroyer escort USS Mason as full-fledged sailors for the first time and earned a Navy commendation of heroism in the Battle of the Atlantic presented to the surviving crewmen fifty-one years later. Readers also learn about an ingenious invention when a sailor breaks his silence about a secret weapon tested aboard his destroyer escort that rendered a new German radio-controlled glide bomb useless.
(Buy premium account for maximum speed and resumming ability)
Перед тем как скачать Shepherds of the Sea Destroyer Escorts in World War II
бесплатно, без смс, регистрации, на халяву, через торрент, рекомендуем прочитать отзывыо Shepherds of the Sea Destroyer Escorts in World War II.
Другие новости по теме:
ISO Workshop 6.2 + Portable
ISO Workshop 6.2 + Portable | 6.1 MB ISO Workshop is a free application specifically designed to facilitate disc image management, conversion and burning operations. The program has a very simple
Sony Vegas Pro v13.0 Build 428 x64 Multilingual-P2P 160408
Sony Vegas Pro v13.0 Build 428 x64 Multilingual-P2P 160408 [center]Sony Vegas Pro v13.0 Build 428 x64 Multilingual-P2PVegas Pro 13 takes giant steps toward making the total multimedia creation
IPNetInfo 1.70 + Portable
IPNetInfo 1.70 + Portable | 1.0/1.1 MbIPNetInfo is a small utility that allows you to easily find all available information about an IP address: The owner of the IP address, the country/state name,
Shaken Not Stirred A Celebration of the Martini
Jared Brown, Anistatia R. Miller, "Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini" English | ISBN: 0062130269 | 2013 | EPUB | 224 pages | 5 MB
Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7 U1 Multilanguage 160408
Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7 U1 Multilanguage 160408 Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7 U1 MultilanguageSize: 5.42 GB Type: VASupplied.: NEWiSO Release-Name..: 2015Packaged.: NEWiSO Release-Date..: