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Little Ship, Big War - The Saga of DE343 (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R480
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Little Ship, Big War - The Saga of DE343 (Paperback, New edition): Edward P. Stafford

Little Ship, Big War - The Saga of DE343 (Paperback, New edition)

Edward P. Stafford

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Manned almost entirely by reservists, the USS Abercrombie (DE343) and her sister ships did the dirty work of the Pacific War. They escorted convoys, chased submarines, picked up downed pilots, and led the landing craft to the invasion beaches, yet they received little credit and less glory. This book is a stirring tribute to their heroic efforts, written by a naval officer who served in the Abercrombie during the war and later became a best-selling author. First published in 1984, it has long been acclaimed for presenting a view of the navy as the sailors actually saw it--the joys and pains, the humor and gravity, the successes and defeats.
Ed Stafford provides an authentic, day-by-day account of life on board DE343, from the Battle of Leyte Gulf and picket duty against kamikazes at Okinawa to the signing of the peace treaty in Tokyo Harbor. To create an accurate picture he consulted ship logs and after-action reports and interviewed members of the crew. Although the book focuses on events in a particular warship, it tells the story of every small ship and their valiant crews that rose to the challenge and fought with everything they had until the war was won.

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Imprint: Naval Institute Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2000
First published: April 2012
Authors: Edward P. Stafford
Dimensions: 225 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-55750-890-4
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Naval forces & warfare
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Sport & Leisure > Transport: general interest > Ships & shipping: general interest > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-55750-890-9
Barcode: 9781557508904

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