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THE ATLANTIC WAR REMEMBERED : An Oral History Collection.

Mason, John T, Jr.

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ISBN 10: 087021523X / ISBN 13: 9780870215230
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Annapolis , 1990, Naval Institute, First US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 7x10, VG/VG condition, 480 pages, appendice, illustrated, bibliog, index. From the U-boat plagued convoys in the North Atlantic to the beaches of Normandy and the Big Three Conference at Yalta, twenty-eight men and women here relive their experiences in the Allied defeat of Hitler. The behind-the-scenes details they provide offer fresh perspectives of World War I I that are particularly welcome today as we commemorate the war's fiftieth anniversary. Drawn from a vast collection of oral histories recorded by John T Mason, Jr., between 1960 and 1982, these extraordinary eyewitness accounts have never before been readily available to the public.Through an invasion commander's binoculars and a frogman's face mask; readers share the horror, grit, and humor of combat. With unqualified realism Admiral H. Kent Hewitt describes the landing at French Morocco, America's first major amphibious operation, and Captain Phil H. Bucklew recalls how one of his beach scouts at Sicily held a flashlight to mark invasion lanes while backed up against a German pillbox firing a machine gun over his head. These and the other personal narratives presented make memorable reading and give far more insights into historic events than most scholarly analyses.Combat is not the only subject addressed in this collection. The home front gets equal attention, for here, too, are the stories of those who sustained the war effort in the United States. The book opens with the testimonies of three women who led the first major American effort to have women serve in the armed forces. Captain Mildred McAfee, Colonel Ruth Cheney Streeter, and Captain Dorothy C. Stratton tell about their respective experiences as heads of the WAVES, Women Marines, and the Coast Guard SPARS in accounts rarely, if ever, heard before. Admiral Horacio Rivero, Jr., one of the very first men in the U.S. Navy to deal with radar, tells about its early development and how it revolutionized naval tactics, and Commander Eugene Edward Wilson explains his efforts to expand aircraft production almost at a moment's notice to meet Allied needs.A master of his craft, Mason mined a wealth of new information from those he interviewed. With Admiral Alan G. Kirk we look in on Winston Churchill at Number 10 Downing Street as he conducts preinvasion planning for Operation Overlord, and later join Vice Admiral John Victor Smith on an assault against a force of bedbugs firmly entrenched in the living quarters at Yalta.Mason introduces each contribution with a brief but effective summary of the event described. The unpretentious stories that follow by the men and women who made history offer hours of absorbing reading. N° de ref. de la librería 28655

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Twenty-eight men and women recall their participation in the allied defeat of Hitler

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