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Heroes in Dungarees

The Story of the American Merchant Marine in World War II.

By Bunker, John
1995, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 1557500932
Hardcover, 369 pages, 23 b&w photos, 2 paintings, 2 maps

Descripton: Focuses on the U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II, and provides details of encounters in every part of the globe with Axis vessels and planes, and with the perils of nature. The book relies heavily on official statements of shipwrecked sailors and other contemporary US documents, making for very interesting and exciting reading.

From the review: Written by a former merchant crewman who sailed to nearly every corner of the globe from 1942 to 1945, this book describes the daily life of U.S. Merchant Mariners and the perils they faced while pursuing their normal business during World War II. E ...
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