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The War Diary of the Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen
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This book includes the War Diary of the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen from 18 May to 1 June 1941.
A Bird's Eye View
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In January 1944, the US Navy warships of Task Force 58 began advancing across the Central Pacific, attacking the defenses of the Empire of Japan, island by island. A year and a half later, the ships... More > were anchored in Tokyo Harbor for the signing of Japan's unconditional surrender. Experience this remarkable group of ships' dramatic combat operations as seen through the eyes of Signalman 1st Class William Kelly from his vantage point high above the decks on the signal bridge of the heavy cruiser CA-69 the USS Boston. Read as the great offensive campaigns unfold: the capture of the Marshall & Mariana Islands, the operations to liberate the Philippines; Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the attacks on Japan itself. Experience the devastating Typhoon Cobra. Read about the famous Battles of the Philippine Sea, the Marianas Turkey Shoot; the nail-biting tow of the crippled heavy cruisers Canberra and Houston damaged in the Battle of Formosa, and the tragic sinking of the Indianapolis.< Less
Prinz Eugen im Ersten Gefecht
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This publication is a modern reprint of "Prinz Eugen im ersten Gefecht" (The First Battle of Prinz Eugen) which was originally published in 1943. This is one of many books... More > Korvettenkapitän Fritz Otto Busch wrote during his naval career (1912-1945) and in the post-war period (1945-1960). It deals with Bismarck's Atlantic sortie. The author served aboard the Prinz Eugen during Operation Rheinübung and was a direct witness of the battle of the Denmark Strait. Although a few viewpoints of the Third Reich are briefly cited (note that it was published in 1943!), the book is overall a classic which every sailor and lover of naval history can enjoy without being offended. It was written for young men, but old-timers will also be piped aboard “The Prince”. The style is wonderful and virtually allegorical in its description of the sea and the sky, and life and death on board of this legendary ship. This book is a true literary naval classic and an historical document that transcends times and political viewpoints.< Less
Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
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There should be no cessation in the work of completing our Navy. So far ingenuity has been wholly unable to devise a substitute for the great war craft whose hammering guns beat out the mastery of... More > the high seas. It is unsafe and unwise not to provide this year for several additional battle ships and heavy armored cruisers, with auxiliary and lighter craft in proportion; for the exact numbers and character I refer you to the report of< Less
World War 2 In Review No. 60
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World War 2 In Review Series. The following articles on World War II are in this issue: (1) AWPD-1 – Targeting for Victory: The Rationale Behind Strategic Bombing Objectives in America’s... More > First Air War Plan (2) French Char B Heavy Tank (3) American 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion (4) American Military Scooters (5) Kampfgeschwader 200 (6) Zirkus Rosarius (7) Secrets of the German Jet Planes (8) Czech Anti-aircraft Gun 7.5 cm kanon PL vz. 37 (9) 320th Bombardment Group (Medium) USAAF (10) Air Ground Aid Section (AGAS): Escape and Evasion in China (11) Politics and the Military in the Liberation of Paris (12) French Fighter Arsenal VG.30 Series (13) French Floatplane Besson MB.411 (14) Loss of the USS Tang (SS-306) (15) World War II Combat Artist: LCDR William Franklin Draper, USNR (16) They Could Have… But They Didn’t: A Sailor’s Service Aboard the San Francisco (17) Italian Giussano Class Cruiser. 366 B&W/color photos/illustrations.< Less
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