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Soldiers lost at sea : a chronicle of troopship disasters

Author: James E Wise; Scott Baron
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2004.
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"Heroism, tragedy, devotion to duty, and scandal are just a few of the ingredients that make up this dramatic account of troopship losses in wartime. International in scope, the book offers a compilation of stories about historic troopship disasters caused by torpedoes, aerial attacks, mines, surface fire, foul weather, friendly fire, and poor planning by military decision makers ... Board of inquiry hearings,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wise, James E., 1930-
Soldiers lost at sea.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2004
(OCoLC)607016889
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Wise; Scott Baron
ISBN: 1591149665 9781591149668
OCLC Number: 52182511
Description: x, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part One. Introdution --
1. The evolution of troopships --
Part Two. Troopship Disasters --
2. The nineteenth century --
3. World War I --
4. World War II, 1940-1943 --
5. World War II, 1943-1945 --
Part Three. The end of an era --
6. 1950-2003 --
Appendix 1. Other lost troopships --
Appendix 2. Letter from midshipman Drewry to his father --
Appendix 3. List of equivalent commissioned officer ranks during World War II --
Appendix 4. Hospital ships used as troopships.
Responsibility: James E. Wise Jr. and Scott Baron.
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Heroism, tragedy, devotion to duty, and scandal are some of the elements making up this account of troopship losses in wartime. Board of Inquiry hearings, action reports, survivor debriefings, and  Read more...

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