Volume II is 556 pages and contains over 200 illustrations, maps and photographs. It covers the construction of 100's of overseas bases and facilities from Iwo Jima to Normandy and beyond.
The building of advance bases overseas enabled our armed forces to carry the war to the enemy's home waters, by sea and air, and to conquer him on his own soil.
When the Navy needed men who not only could build but also could take up arms and defend themselves and their installations, the Navy organized the famous Seabees - construction workers, officered by construction experts and trained in combat methods - whose motto "Can do" was brilliantly proven in action.
These accomplishments are recounted as factually and as comprehensively as possible. Every effort has been made to correlate the sequence of action by the Bureau with the basic events and major decisions which guided the course of the war effort as a whole.
World War II was by far the greatest military cataclysm in the history of the world. In the number of men involved, in its demands on the resources of the world, in the scientific and technical progress it forced, in its three-dimensional scope over the entire globe, and in the intensity of the fighting and savagery toward non-combatants, it was unparalleled.
Volume I is also available, and covers the pre-war planning and construction both Stateside and overseas.
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