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Cruise Of The Lanikai : Incitement To War

Author: Kemp Tolley; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In early December 1941 in the Philippines, a young Navy ensign named Kemp Tolley was given his first ship command, an old 76-foot schooner that had once served as a movie prop in John Ford's "The Hurricane." Crewed mostly by Filipinos who did not speak English and armed with a cannon that had last seen service in the Spanish-American War, the Lanikai was under top-secret presidential orders to sail south into waters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kemp Tolley; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612512235 1612512232
OCLC Number: 947057101
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Half-Title ; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication ; Epigraph ; Foreword ; Acknowledgments; LANI-KAI; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7 ; Chapter 8 ; Chapter 9 ; Chapter 10 ; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17 ; Chapter 18 ; Chapter 19 ; Chapter 20 ; Epilogue ; Source Notes; Bibliography ; Appendix ; Index.
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In early December 1941 in the Philippines, a young Navy ensign named Kemp Tolley was given his first ship command, an old 76-foot schooner that had once served as a movie prop in John Ford's "The Hurricane." Crewed mostly by Filipinos who did not speak English and armed with a cannon that had last seen service in the Spanish-American War, the Lanikai was under top-secret presidential orders to sail south into waters where the Japanese fleet was thought to be. Ostensibly the crew was to spy on Japanese naval movements, but to Tolley it was clear that their mission was to create an incident that would provoke war. Events overtook the plan, however, when Pearl Harbor was bombed before the Lanikai could get underway. When Bataan and Corregidor fell, she was ordered to set sail for Australia and became one of the few U.S. naval vessels to escape the Philippines. In this book Tolley tells the saga of her great adventure during these grim, early days of the war and makes history come alive as he regales the reader with details of the operation and an explanation of President Roosevelt's order. Tolley's description of their escape in Japanese warship-infested waters ranks with the best of sea tales, and few will be able to forget the Lanikai's 4,000-mile, three-month odyssey.

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