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The water is never cold : the origins of the U.S. Navy's combat demolition units, UDTs, and SEALs

Author: James Douglas O'Dell
Publisher: Washington, DC : Brassey's, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of the naval combat demolition units and underwater demolition teams and their contributions led to victory in WWII.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Douglas O'Dell
ISBN: 1574882759 9781574882759 1574884115 9781574884111
OCLC Number: 44764036
Description: xx, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First and last --
New ideas --
Another air --
The Rommel belt --
Coral crucible --
Get the picture? --
Seabees and sand fleas --
Advanced training --
The green ship --
Hot rock, cold water --
A half foot of freeboard --
Recovery and recast.
Responsibility: James Douglas O'Dell.

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Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDUs) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs), little-known predecessors of the Navy SEALs, played a crucial role in the Pacific and European theatres during World War  Read more...

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