Movies on the Fantail--A Sailor's Diary and Memories from Other Men of the USS Barr DE576/APD39

Grenga, Helen E.

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This book is written primarily by the men who served valiantly for their country on the USS Barr, one of the "little ships" in the World War II. IT IS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A chronicle of experiences of 48 men (U.S. Sailors, Frogmen, British Royal Marines) aboard the USS Barr DE576/APD39 during world War II. The Barr earned three battle stars: Battles of the Atlantic, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. She served in the Atlantic and was torpedoed at the time the Block Island was sunk. The Barr was then converted to an APD for service in the Pacific. She carried UDT#13 into Iwo Jima and Okinawa for pre-invasion operations to open the beaches for the marines. She was with the Missouri when the peace was signed, evacuated POW's from Japan, and participated in the US Strategic Bomb survey in Nagasaki.

From the Publisher: Movies on the Fantail, a well-organized and researched work, details the real life experiences of 48 men aboard the USSBarr and chronicles their eyewitness accounts of some of the most memorable events during World War II. The reader experiences the tragic and dramatic moments as well as the routine and humorous ones. The USS Barr survived being torpedoed in the Battle of the Atlantic and had a number of important firsts in the Pacific: · First ship to land troops (UDT#13/Frogmen) at Iwo Jima, · First ship to draw and return enemy fire at Iwo Jima, · Probably landed first Marine Corps Personnel (advance intelligence men) at Iwo Jima, · First ship to land troops (UDT#13/Frogmen) at Okinawa (shared with other ships with UDT’s, · One of the first ships at Okinawa to come under Kamikaze attacks, · First ship to tie up and dock in the Bay of Tokyo, and · First ship into the inner harbor at the city of Tokyo.

The book has variety. The same actions/events are viewed from multiple perspectives on the ship—junior officers, gunner’s mates, cooks, yeomen, water tenders and others. Also, one gets the views of American sailors and frogmen as well as British Royal Marines. Movies on the Fantail has immediacy. The almost daily diary account and many of the flashbacks/stories of the other men were recorded at that time in their letters and journals. Finally, this book has perspective, following the men into civilian life and telling what happened to them after the war. Over 100 previously unpublished photographs of World War II, including the atomic bomb aftermath at Nagasaki, are featured. The appendices and glossary are valuable inclusions as is the extensive index.

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Title: Movies on the Fantail--A Sailor's Diary and ...
Publisher: U.S.A.: Yeoman Pr
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hardcover
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