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Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: The World War II PT Boats in contemporary advertisements: Black & White Collection By Patrick Matthews
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PT boats captured the imagination of the American public during WW2. From the darkest days of 1941 and 1942, the PTs were bravely slugging it out with the overwhelming Japanese invasion forces. PTs... More > extracted MacArthur from Manila, and when he returned, it was on a PT. The PTs were nimble and quick, and packed a wallop. They were Davids to the Axis Goliaths. And the crews—what young man wouldn’t want to be a dashing PT sailor? This collection of WW2 ads follows the PTs and their crews from those dark early days to the final victory and the promise of carefree yachting in the ensuing peace. Over 200 wartime PT ads are crammed into this affordable "Black & White Collection". Also look for the companion volume, “Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: Supplemental Color Edition”, which contains a selection of the most colorful ads from this larger B&W edition.< Less
Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: The World War II PT Boats in contemporary advertisements: Supplemental Color Edition By Patrick Matthews
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PT boats captured the imagination of the American public during WW2. From the darkest days of 1941 and 1942, the PTs were bravely slugging it out with the overwhelming Japanese invasion forces. PTs... More > extracted MacArthur from Manila, and when he returned, it was on a PT. The PTs were nimble and quick, and packed a wallop. They were Davids to the Axis Goliaths. And the crews—what young man wouldn’t want to be a dashing PT sailor? This collection of WW2 ads follows the PTs and their crews from those dark early days to the final victory and the promise of carefree yachting in the ensuing peace. The ads in this volume are some of the most interesting of those PT ads originally published in color. Also look for the companion volume, “Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: Black & White Collection”, which contains these same ads in grey tones, and a much larger number of additional ads originally published in black & white.< Less
German E-Boats By Ronald Ledwell
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While the German High Seas Fleet was bottled up in the Baltic Sea and the Norwegian Fjords by the British Home Fleet, their Schnellbootes operated in the English Channel almost with impunity. The... More > "E-Boats" so named by the British were fast and powerful. Triple shafted driven propellers by powerful diesel super-charged engines, 21 inch torpedoes and 20mm and 37mm canons combined with speeds in excess of 40 knots, made them a powerful convoy interdiction weapon in the English Channel. They outclassed the smaller British M.T,Bs and not until the Allies had mastery of air in the latter half of the war and had developed their own answer to the E-Boat; the Fairmile Marine D model "Dog Boat" did the Allies come to grips with them. The E-Boats operated from bases in the Fjords of Norway to the German occupied island of Gurnsey, inflicting crippling losses on English coastal shipping.< Less
A PT Skipper in the South Pacific By Kenneth W. Prescott
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Merriam Press Military Monograph 110. Second Edition (2011). From training at Melville, Rhode Island, to the South Pacific where as XO and CO of PT 61 and CO of PT 48 he served at Tulagi-Florida... More > Island, Guadalcanal, and the Russells, as well as on different assignments in Torokina, Bougainville, and Emirau, New Ireland, back to Melville and on to the USS Jamestown (AGP-3) as XO, home based in the Philippines, and finally to his post-war career in the Navy. Included are his bird collecting and taxidermy efforts during and after the war, as well as an encounter with future president John F. Kennedy. 100 photos.< Less
Under Cover of Darkness By Matthew Kudla
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The dramatic and detail-rich story of U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Eighteen's service in the Southwest Pacific in World War II as told by one of its enlisted Sailors. From the author's... More > induction and special training through his voyage across the Pacific to combat the Japanese "up close" in New Guinea and Admiralty Islands, "Under Cover of Darkness" gives the reader an intimate view of life in the Navy's distinguished PT Boat service. Includes over 100 photos and illustrations.< Less
Under Cover of Darkness By Matthew Kudla
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The dramatic and detail-rich story of U.S. Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Eighteen's service in the Southwest Pacific in World War II as told by one of its enlisted Sailors. From the author's... More > induction and special training through his voyage across the Pacific to combat the Japanese "up close" in New Guinea and Admiralty Islands, "Under Cover of Darkness" gives the reader an intimate view of life in the Navy's distinguished PT Boat service. Includes over 100 photos and illustrations.< Less
Water In My Veins: The Pauper Who Helped Save a President By LCDR Ted Robinson, USNR
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The Pauper Who Helped Save A President. Robinson's memoir of his wartime service as a Naval officer on PT boats and LSTs, including his part in rescuing John F. Kennedy after PT 109 was sunk, which... More > is the first true account told by an eyewitness, as Robinson was on one of the boats patrolling the same area as JFK's. Kennedy was Robinson's tent mate and as a result his work provides details never published before. See the contents pages in the preview for more details. 68 photos, 3 maps.< Less
Water In My Veins By Ted Robinson
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Merriam Press Military Monograph 73. Second Edition (2012). The Pauper Who Helped Save A President: Robinson's memoir of his wartime service as a Naval officer on PT boats and LSTs, including his... More > part in rescuing John F. Kennedy after PT 109 was sunk, which is the first true account told by an eyewitness, as Robinson was on one of the boats patrolling the same area as JFK's. Kennedy was Robinson's tent mate and as a result his work provides details never published before. See the contents pages in the preview for more details. 68 photos, 3 maps.< Less
A Warrior's Tale: From World War II to World Traveler By Edward W. Schultz
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In 1944 Ed found himself in the Philippines, smack dab in the middle of Surigao Strait, firing some of the first shots of the largest naval battle in history, his little PT Boat woefully overmatched... More > by the Japanese fleet. For many of his generation, World War II was the most significant experience of their lives and yet many avoided talking about it after the war, history lost. Here, Ed tells his story of the war and how he went on to live a life of construction rather than destruction and realizing his dreams of traveling adventure.< Less
A Warrior's Tale: From World War II to World Traveler By Edward W. Schultz
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In 1944 Ed found himself in the Philippines, smack dab in the middle of Surigao Strait, firing some of the first shots of the largest naval battle in history, his little PT Boat woefully overmatched... More > by the Japanese fleet. For many of his generation, World War II was the most significant experience of their lives and yet many avoided talking about it after the war, history lost. Here, Ed tells his story of the war and how he went on to live a life of construction rather than destruction and realizing his dreams of traveling adventure.< Less