History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: v. 1

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: v. 1 : The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943

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Morison's unique history, sanctioned by FDR and divided into fifteen volumes, weaves detailed explanations of naval tactics and procedures with crackling accounts of attacks, counterattacks, and dramatic rescue operations; based on a combination of firsthand observation and official documents on both sides.
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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 154.4 x 230.1 x 28.7mm | 836.05g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252069633
  • 9780252069635

Table of contents

v. 1. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943 -- v. 2. Operations in North African Waters, October 1942-June 1943 -- v. 3. The rising sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942 -- v. 4. Coral Sea, Midway, and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942 -- v. 5. The struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 -- v. 6. Breaking the Bismarcks barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944.
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" [Here] it all is: the story of a largely unknown war that was absolutely vital to the waging of the better publicized wars which were fought beyond the seas which these men and these little ships kept open." --New York Herald Tribune " Morison's history is our best account of anti-submarine warfare waged for the protection of shipping, supply, and troop transport." --Library Journal " [A] brilliant, detailed, factual and sometimes picturesque story of the great war at sea." --Commonweal " [This volume] is proof of [Morrison's] skill in recreating the sea campaigns of World War II. Convinced that too many of his colleagues wrote history from 'the outside looking in,' Morrison or one of his assistants visited or actually took part in Atlantic submarine and surface warfare from pole to pole, from the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico to the Barents See. Seeing things at first hand helped Morison keep his perspective." -- Lt. Col. Richard Seamon, Proceedings
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