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Read e-book online From Omaha to Okinawa: The Story of the Seabees (Bluejacket PDF

By William Bradford Huie

In this rousing sequel to his vintage Can Do! the tale of the Seabees, William Bradford Huie keeps the saga of the strive against educated civilian plumbers, carpenters, heavy gear operators, wharf developers, and civil engineers who served within the U.S. army building battalions. the tale starts off in 1944 with the conflict for Iwo Jima while the Seabees braved focused enemy hearth and Iwo's daunting terrain to rig floating causeways, blow up wrecked touchdown craft, and force their bulldozers up 3 terraces that rose from the sea to safe the beachhead. This booklet absolutely chronicles their heroism, together with the unforgettable efforts of the boys of the thirty first Battalion who crawled the size of a touchdown strip to choose up shrapnel as jap snipers fired away.
Huie does equivalent justice to the old activities of the Seabees on D-Day at Omaha seashore, the place they manned fifteen hundred autos throughout the first wave of landings at Normandy. He offers interesting money owed of the production and checking out of varied pierheads, floating metal bridges, and "Rhino" ferries. His narrative of Seabee accomplishments is seriously laced with colourful tales of moonshining, brawling, and carousing juxtaposed with compassionate tales of the youngsters within the prisoner of battle camps. His enthusiasm for the Seabees received rapid reputation while this e-book was once first released in 1945 and is usually pointed out as inspiring succeeding generations to upward push to an analogous spirit of devotion and loyalty to their task.

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