Admiral, The: The Memoirs of Albert Gleaves, Admiral, USN

Admiral, The: The Memoirs of Albert Gleaves, Admiral, USN

by Albert Gleaves
     
 

Albert Gleaves, Admiral USN, wrote these memoirs in 1934 after a long and distinguished career as Commander of the convoy that successfully transported one million U.S. GIs to Europe for the First World War (developing the convoy system as it is still used today) and then being Commander of the Pacific Fleet during the evacuation of the White Russians from Vladivostok… See more details below

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Albert Gleaves, Admiral USN, wrote these memoirs in 1934 after a long and distinguished career as Commander of the convoy that successfully transported one million U.S. GIs to Europe for the First World War (developing the convoy system as it is still used today) and then being Commander of the Pacific Fleet during the evacuation of the White Russians from Vladivostok during the 20s. A 60-foot monument to Admiral Gleaves' achievement which was erected by the French in front of the sea wall at St. Nazaire and subsequently blown up by the Germans when they invaded France in WWII was reconstructed by the French as part of the 50-year anniversary of the D-Day invasion. These memoirs are filled with fascinating anecdotes and stories that were taken from his diaries, now on permanent loan to the U.S. Library of Congress.

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Viscount Jellicoe
From a seaman's point of view it is unparalleled in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012265159
Publisher:
Hope Publishing House
Publication date:
03/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
298
File size:
0 MB

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