Merchant Mariners at War: An Oral History of World War II by George J Billy,Christine M Billy

By George J Billy,Christine M Billy

Thousands of shipment ships sailed in either the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of worldwide battle II manned by means of younger males who braved blockades, torpedoes, and bombings to carry important offers to the Allied forces and make victory attainable. those mariners have got little if any credits; they're the forgotten crew of "the maximum generation."

Merchant Mariners at warfare deals firsthand debts of the wartime studies of veterans who graduated from the U.S. service provider Marine Academy--the greatest provider of ships' officials in WWII. collected over greater than a decade on the academy in Kings element, big apple, the interviews provide a special portrait of the younger officials who added the important struggle materiel and supply a invaluable window into the realm of the service provider marine in the course of WWII. The tales usually contain startling money owed of privation and endurance.

Their tales provide voice to a brand new viewpoint on WWII maritime historical past. Chapters hide such matters as Liberty ships, U-Boats, the conflict of the Atlantic, D-Day, the Philippines, the significant Pacific, and the Murmansk Run. during the e-book, attention-grabbing anecdotes from the veterans brighten up the narrative and upload to its contribution to the ancient record--heretofore non-existent.

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