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In the Highest Degree Tragic - The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies During World War II (Hardcover) Loot Price: R780
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In the Highest Degree Tragic - The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies During World War II (Hardcover)

Donald M. Kehn

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In the Highest Degree Tragic tells the heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet's sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Donald M. Kehn Jr.'s comprehensive narrative history of the operations involving multiple ships and thousands of men dramatically depicts the chaotic nature of these battles. His research has uncovered evidence of communications failures, vessels sinking hundreds of miles from where they had been reported lost, and entire complements of men simply disappearing off the face of the earth. Kehn notes that much of the fleet went down with guns blazing and flag flying, highlighting, where many others have failed to do so, the political and strategic reasons for the fleet's deployment to the region in the first place. In the Highest Degree Tragic rectifies the historical record, showcasing how brave yet all-too-human sailors and officers carried out their harrowing tasks. Containing rare first-person accounts and anecdotes, from the highest command echelons down to the lowest enlisted personnel, Kehn's book is the most comprehensive and exhaustive study to date of this important part of American involvement in World War II.

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Imprint: Potomac Books Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2017
Authors: Donald M. Kehn
Dimensions: 255 x 180 x 37mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 592
ISBN-13: 978-1-61234-820-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > Australasian & Pacific history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > Australasian & Pacific history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-61234-820-3
Barcode: 9781612348209

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