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Winds waves & warriors : battling the surf at Normandy, Tarawa, Inchon

Author: Thomas Mitchell
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Winds, Waves, and Warriors examines the oceanographic conditions that U.S. military planners considered, or should have considered, when landing troops and vehicles on the beach at three historic amphibious assaults: Normandy, Tarawa, and Inchon. Oceanographer Thomas M. Mitchell brings welcome insight into a little-studied yet extraordinary aspect of ground warfare by explaining why certain tidal and weather  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Mitchell
ISBN: 9780807172230 0807172235
OCLC Number: 1090972564
Description: xi, 154 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude to Normandy --
Training oceanographic meteorologists --
Low spring tide at Normandy --
Surf forecasting for resupply after D-Day --
Beach terrain --
Neap tide at bloody Tarawa --
High spring tide at Inchon.
Other Titles: Wind waves and warriors
Responsibility: Thomas M. Mitchell.

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Examines the oceanographic conditions that US military planners considered, or should have considered, when landing troops and vehicles on the beach at three historic amphibious assaults: Normandy,  Read more...

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During World War II, a few oceanographers created the science of wave forecasting. Their efforts saved the lives of many servicemen who participated in surf landings on D-day and on Pacific islands. Read more...

 
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