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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Subtitled: The Origins of U.S. Naval Combat Demolition. A detailed history of the unheralded forerunners to the U.S. Navy SEALs. Underwater Demolition Teams (UTDs) and Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDUs) played a crucial role in the Pacific and European theaters during WWII. As the vanguard for amphibious assaults, they performed beach reconnaissance, depth sounding, clearing obstacles, and more, all while exposed to enemy fire. The Water is Never Cold is based on painstaking archival research and interviews with numerous veterans. Follow these brave men from their grueling training regimen through several key combat missions. Includes many rare and unpublished photographs. Hdbd., 6" x 9", 288 pgs., b&w ill. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The Water Is Never Cold is a groundbreaking study of the birth of the U.S. Navy's combat demolition teams. Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDUs) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs), little-known predecessors of the Navy SEALs, played a crucial role in the Pacific and European theaters during World War II. As the vanguard for amphibious assaults, they were tasked with beach reconnaissance, depth sounding, and clearing obstacles, mines, and unexploded ordnance so the troops could land - all while exposed to enemy fire. Their work was as hazardous as it was indispensable O'Dell's history is based on painstaking archival research and inter-views with numerous veterans of the NCDUs and the UDTs, plus the people who influenced their development - the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Amphibious Scouts and Raiders, among others. He details the historical precedents that influenced the teams, as well as their innovation and experimentation with tactics, methods, and equipment. The reader will follow the NCDUs and the UDTs from their grueling training regimen through several of their key combat missions during the war. If not for the skillful work of these brave men, the successful landings at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Normandy, and other critical battlefields might have been impossible.

About the Author: JAMES DOUGLAS O'DELL is a freelance writer, historian, and former editor of the newsletter of the UDT-SEAL Museum Association, Inc. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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