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Even More WWII:: At Close Quarters

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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 10:29 AM
At Close Quarters PT Boats in the United States Navy... is a unique not so little book published by the Naval History Division Washington, in 1962...

what made this book so interesting was it's authors

Captain Robert J. Bulkley, Jr.
USNR (Retired)

with a Foreword by
President John F. Kennedy

and an Introduction by
Rear Admiral Ernest McNeill Eller, USN (Retired)
Director of Naval History

"PT boats filled an important need in World War II in shallow waters, complementing the achievements of greater ships in greater seas. This need for small, fast, versatile, strongly armed vessels does not wane." Can you imagine yourself on a fast-boat made primarily of balsa-wood ... having to engage a Japanese Destroyer??? Talk about guts and glory...

One more time I'm send you off site For the full book "At close quarters"

posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:18 PM
Mainly marking for when I have time to check it out.
You have to have an appreciation for any of the "wooden warriors" from any service though.
Glidermen, Mosquito pilots, of course they learned how to use the assets of each piece of
equipment with their blood.
thanks, should be interesting.

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