Sailors in battle by Kenneth Allen

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Published by Odhams in London .

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  • Naval battles -- Juvenile literature.

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Statementillustrated by Martha Hart.
LC ClassificationsD27 .A45
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p.
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5575616M
LC Control Number67086819

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It's action all the way. The bravery and sacrifice of the US sailors shines though. The Japanese sailors, it appears, have begun to Cited by: 1.

In each account of a battle or major event in the history of the Navy, Cutler generally tells it from the viewpoint of a particular sailor. As the historical facts unfold and a battle looms, you can feel the sweat and fear and courage of that sailor. It's almost as if you're in his place facing possible death/5(54).

The nonfiction book The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour is the first full narrative account of the Battle off Samar, which the book's author, James D. Hornfischer, calls the greatest upset in the history of naval by: 1.

Today's sailors have too little appreciation of their heritage. To counter this problem, Thomas J. Cutler has compiled a history of our naval heritage in the form of A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy. The work is unique in two important ways.

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Hands Down genuine story about fighting a Naval Battle Out gunned and Out numbered. The most important factor of the Samar naval battle is in what these extraordinary Fighting Sailors accomplished in the Larger Picture.

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