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Inat age 20, Bill Jopes became a Merchant Marine Cadet, and after a short period of "basic training," went to sea, since that was part of the curriculum. In between they shuttled between Abadan in the Persian Gulf, India and Australia, carrying aviation gas wherever it was needed.
To add to their own memories, Dekeyser and Jopes got the Yamhill's logs from the National Archives to help reconstruct the story. These young Cadets saw exotic ports in war-time, did a surprise refueling of an aircraft carrier, and most fascinating of all, fought an all day duel with a Japanese submarine.
It's obvious Jopes is not a professional writer -- there's too many misplaced commas and wrong statistics -- but he's written a great book.
The book is available from Xlibris. He provides good background material about the status of the Battle of the Atlantic to help the reader to put the sinkings in perspective. The book includes quotes from local residents who welcomed the survivors of these two ships torpedoed within moments of each other, and comments from the Captain of the U-boat.
There are many illustrations to add to our understanding of the story, which culminates in the identification of 5 unknown badly burned seamen in late It's a worthwhile book, and a good cause.
Reminick's new book about the Stephen Hopkins is pages! Reminick found new information and amazing photographs in the National Archives, from family members, and in Germany.
He interviewed the three living survivors and found previously unknown accounts of the battle and the day lifeboat voyage. The book is well researched and well written.
This is a fascinating, must-read for all lovers of history. Several years later they turned the book into a CD. A "War at Sea" section comprises 39 pages. The Committee reached about one third of the Class and the results of their surveys vary: There are pages of recollections, many of them fascinating.
Unfortunately, you have to scroll through the boring ones too.
Presented as a CD, this "book" has its pluses and minuses. But reading a lot of text on-screen is not easy -- after a few pages I decided to print out the "War at Sea" section. These are Acrobat files, the pages are clear on screen and in print. Merchant Marine Academy Foundation for "U. I stayed up half the night, astounded by the information he gathered, and impressed with how he wove the story together into an Indiana Jones-type narrative.
At all Costs has the perfect mix of romance, adventure, and handsome American heroes, in a brilliantly-told story of a critical battle of World War II. The success of "Operation Pedestal," which ran a 1, mile gauntlet of German and Italian bombers, submarines, and torpedo boats to resupply Malta, made possible Allied victory in North Africa and beyond.
Currently he writes for the Portland Tribune.
Buy book from author Build Ships! It tells a terrific story through its selection of outstanding and never-before-seen photographs, which will appeal to any lover of ships, the sea, or anyone with an appreciation for American craftsmanship and ingenuity.
This is a "coffee-table" book, and paper and printing are extremely high quality, so these photographs -- I'd guess close to photos -- show beautifully.
While the subtitle refers to San Francisco shipbuilding, only a half dozen before-and-after photos showing aerial views of shipyards might be uninteresting to those who live outside the Bay Area, since shipyard techniques were similar throughout the U.
The 30 shipyards, which employedworkers built everything from PT boats, submarines, cruisers, T-2's and Libertys. Extremely fascinating were the side-by-side photo comparisons of World War I and World War II shipbuilding methods; photos comparing ships at launching and after fitting out, and preparing for launching.
The creators of this book showed a good design in creating diagrams to compare steps in launching, exploded views of a Liberty, or types of cranes used in a shipyard. For 's women used to the idea that a woman can do any job, the photo essay discussing recruiting and training "Wendy the Welder" will be a great revelation.
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