|Stories of the U.S. Navy
SailorsThe Naval Armed Guard in World War II by Justin F. Gleichauf
In this highly readable and action-packed book, Justin Gleichauf has given members of "the other Navy" they just, though belated, due. For five years, he tracked down more than a hundred Armed Guard veterans and based much of this largely untold story on interviews and correspondence with them. The result is a complete picture of life aboard an astounding variety of vessels, including the famed Liberty ships. He also describes the origin of the Armed Guard in the first World War, and gives its table of organization. Also included are the Nazi U-boat operations, sea battles and disasters, and the Armed Guard's action in the Mediterranean, the Pacific, and the freezing Atlantic.
6" x 9" 432 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#96 Unsung Sailors $21.95
SurrenderTrue Stories of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard in World
by Gerald Reminick
The stories in this book are told by those who experienced them, but they are really more than that. As wasand, sadly, still is true of the merchant mariners alongside whom they served, the Armed Guard has never received the proper recognition and acknowledgement for its patriotic service and sacrifices. Lightly armed and manned, in circumstances of extreme danger, against the full might of the Nazis, and the Japanese on the sea and in the air, they persevered in the crucially important task of protecting the critical supplylines. Without their valiant efforts none of the great historic battles, which command so much of the attention, could have been won.
6" x 9" 400 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#97 No Surrender $24.95