A HISTORY OF THE TRANSPORT SERVICE

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ISBN: 9781789870763 Géneros: Sinópsis: Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves offers his firsthand account of naval troop transports during World War One showing how crucial these were to America’s war effortOnce war was declared against Germany and her allies in 1917 vast amounts of manpower and war materiel had to be shipped from the United States to Europe The enormous logistical challenge was hindered by the efforts of the German navy in particular the UBoat submarines and their notorious torpedoes Gleaves’ accounts are supplemented by those of his own officers and sailors several of whom were sunk and barely escaped their stricken vessels aliveThe sailors of the US Navy Transport Service were both wily and brave charting a safe course across the Atlantic Ocean and avoiding or diverting confrontation was a difficult business – each ship usually carried hundreds of men bound for the front Despite setbacks and misfortunes the Allied naval effort steadily grew in size by the conclusion of the war in November 1918 around two million soldiers plus enormous quantities of munitions fuel and weaponry had been successfully ferried across the high seas
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