The Water Is Never Cold: The Origins of US Naval Combat Demolition, UST's, and SEALs

The Water Is Never Cold: The Origins of US Naval Combat Demolition, UST's, and SEALs

by James Douglas O'Dell

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Overview

*A detailed history of unheralded forerunners to the U.S. Navy SEALs *Among the most innovative and daring U.S. combat specialists of World War II *Includes many rare and unpublished photographs

THE WATER IS NEVER COLD is a groundbreaking study of the

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574884111
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxviii
1.First and Last1
2.New Ideas18
3.Another Air36
4.The Rommel Belt66
5.Coral Crucible84
6.Get the Picture?99
7.Seabees and Sand Fleas118
8.Advanced Training130
9.The Green Ship158
10.Hot Rock, Cold Water172
11.A Half Foot of Freeboard188
12.Recovery and Recast205
Appendix 1UDTs in the News, Selected Articles217
Appendix 2UDT Hand Signals, Daylight Reconnaissance219
Appendix 3Naval Combat Demolition Units Combined into UDT 15221
Appendix 4Underwater Demolition Team 15, January 1945223
Appendix 5Casualties at Iwo Jima from USS Blessman and UDT 15226
Appendix 6Underwater Demolition Team 15, August 1945228
Appendix 7Abbreviations230
Notes233
Selected Bibliography268
Index270

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