Bloodstained Sea: The U.S. Coast Guard in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1941-1944

Bloodstained Sea: The U.S. Coast Guard in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1941-1944

by Michael G. Walling
     
 

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"The definitive work on what the Coast Guard achieved when called to serve. An absolute 'must read.' "—Military magazine

Americans called it Torpedo Junction; to the Germans, it was Devil's Gorge. By any name, the North Atlantic of the early 1940s was one of the most dangerous fronts in a catastrophic war. Called upon in desperate times, seven

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"The definitive work on what the Coast Guard achieved when called to serve. An absolute 'must read.' "—Military magazine

Americans called it Torpedo Junction; to the Germans, it was Devil's Gorge. By any name, the North Atlantic of the early 1940s was one of the most dangerous fronts in a catastrophic war. Called upon in desperate times, seven of the Coast Guard's finest ships—the sleek, efficient, tough 327-foot Secretary-class cutters—and their crews plied these unforgiving waters to protect convoys of troops and much-needed supplies.

Painstakingly assembled from interviews, diaries, notes, and letters, these are their stories. . . .

"One of the most riveting accounts of naval combat history I've seen."—Vince Patton, Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

"A compelling tale of courage and heroism told with all the fury and terror experienced by those Coast Guard veterans who lived it."—Robert F. Cross, author, Sailor in the White House: The Seafaring Life of FDR

"Walling brings the bloody Battle of the Atlantic alive."—Dr. Martin Davis, author, Traditions and Tales of the Navy; executive director, the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum

"An important contribution to the history of the Coast Guard in World War II."—Naval History

"Snatches our venerable Coast Guard's history from the depths of obscurity and preserves the exploits of these brave men for future generations."—David Morris, author, Storm on the Horizon: Khaffi—The Battle that Changed the Course of the Gulf War

Michael G. Walling served as a commissioned officer in the Coast Guardand has spent the last 40 years collecting stories from hundreds of World War II veterans. He is a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and a Search and Rescue volunteer.

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ISBN-13:
9780071457934
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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