Unarmed, underwater, under fire-they went to war, and began the legend of the navy seals.
Facing a fanatical, dug-in enemy in Europe and in the Pacific, U.S. planners turned to a new kind of warrior: daring swimmers who could knock out mines, map out enemy beaches, and pave the way for Allied naval assaults. With a few extraordinary and brave men, the U.S. Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams went to war.
Now, a founder and legendary commander of UDT-1 takes you into the world of the underwater soldiers-the bullet-ripped surf, the mortar-pounded beaches, and the treacherous, frigid seas. This is the inside story of a unique breed of warrior-and the bloody battles they helped win.
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Francis Douglas Fane navigated an ammunition ship in the Pacific during World War II prior to his assignment to the Underwater Demolition teams. While in command of UDT-1 from 1945 to 1958, he set the world deep-work-diving record of 250 feet. He retired from the Navy in 1960. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Don Moore, now deceased, was a journalist and editor who contributed regularly to such publications as The New Yorker and Cosmopolitan. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
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Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312959850
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