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SWABBY - Vol II : WORLD WAR II ENLISTED SAILORS TELL IT LIKE IT WAS

Haberstroh, Jack

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ISBN 10: 0788431439 / ISBN 13: 9780788431432
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BRAND NEW Softcover - 666pp - Photos - Illustrations - Index - Open this volume anywhere and share the adventures of WWII enlisted men-swabbies. Enlisted men formed the largest group of casualties of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Far from the public eye, these men were packed into steaming, crowded, almost unlivable quarters, with no privacy whatsoever. This volume is comprised of personal recollections from hundrfeds of World War II "Old Salts" who came from all corners of the United States to defend their country. These vivid personal memories put the reader on board with the telling of each funny incident or tragic experience relating to a shipmate or officer, the food or quarters. The sailors were cramped three-four-and-even-five-high. Often too close to the one above to even turn over! (Troops being transported reported being stacked nine-high!) Often twenty-five to thirty men were squeezed into a single compartment. Many histories have been written about the fighting ships of WWII, but no book has ever been written about these brave patriots. Swabby and Swabby II honor the memory of these heroes, their contributions, their valor, and their sacrifices. Hundreds of photographs and numerous delightful illustrations enhance the text A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2022254

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Title: SWABBY - Vol II : WORLD WAR II ENLISTED ...

Publisher: Heritage Books

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:BRAND NEW

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Open this volume anywhere and share the adventures of WWII enlisted men-swabbies. Enlisted men formed the largest group of casualties of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Far from the public eye, these men were packed into steaming, crowded, almost unlivable quarters, with no privacy whatsoever. This volume is comprised of personal recollections from hundreds of World War II "Old Salts" who came from all corners of the United States to defend their country. These vivid personal memories put the reader on board with the telling of each funny incident or tragic experience relating to a shipmate or officer, the food or quarters. The sailors were cramped three-four-and-even-five-high. Often too close to the one above to even turn over! (Troops being transported reported being stacked nine-high!) Often twenty-five to thirty men were squeezed into a single compartment. Many histories have been written about the fighting ships of WWII, but no book has ever been written about these brave patriots. Swabby and Swabby II honor the memory of these heroes, their contributions, their valor, and their sacrifices. Hundreds of photographs and numerous delightful illustrations enhance the text.

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