Merchant Mariners at War: An Oral History of World War II

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George J. Billy
University Press of Florida, 2008 - History - 322 pages
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"This collection of interviews with 59 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduates who served during the war provides a seldom-seen perspective on World War II maritime history. Gathered over more than a decade at the academy in Kings Point, New York, these selected interviews together offer a unique portrait of the young officers who delivered the trucks, locomotives, and other vital war material. The veterans' recollections open a window into the world of the merchant marine during World War II and include startling accounts of privation and brave endurance."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

Training for War
34
The Battle of the Atlantic
53
Convoys
82
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

George J. Billy is chief librarian at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the author of Palmerston's Foreign Policy: 1848 and the annotated bibliography Sources of Information in Transportation, Shipping. Christine M. Billy, formerly assistant to the public information officer at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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