Destroyer Squadron 23: Combat Exploits of Arleigh Burke's by Ken Jones

By Ken Jones

Called the most inspiring tales to come back out of worldwide conflict II whilst first released in 1959, this epic account of Arleigh Burke's mythical Destroyer Squadron 23 is way greater than a narrative of ships and their tactical deployment. it's a tale of guys in action--some 4 thousand of them--and how they lived and fought as a powerful wrestle team.
Ken Jones not just files their heroic deeds yet is helping clarify what brought on these deeds, together with the management features that fired the boys into motion. In doing so he brings to existence the outfit's combating spirit--that mysterious blend of characteristics encouraged through nice leaders that wins battles--and the fellow who led them. Commodore Arleigh Burke used to be the perfect guy on the correct position on the correct time; his management fused the squadron right into a magnificent strive against organization.

This booklet bargains a shiny account of the combating within the South Pacific in the course of some of the most an important sessions of the warfare. In real, minute-by-minute aspect drawn from once-secret records, Jones describes the battles of Tassafaronga, Savo Island, Empress Augusta Bay, and Cape St. George. however the concentration all through is at the males as they meet the try out of conflict with a standard bravery as staunch as any within the Navy's annals. No squadron in any army is expounded to have received extra conflict honors in much less time than the struggling with Twenty-third.

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