Pigboat 39: An American Sub Goes to War

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University Press of Kentucky - History
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The book is tremendously readable. It is not a story of a 'great' military accomplishment, at least not in the traditional sense. It is a wonderful account of what it was like to serve on an Sboat in ... Read full review

Contents

Mabuhay
1
The Very Far East
16
Last Times
32
War Games
54
First Blood
81
The Vagabonds
110
Dutch Treat
127
Retreat With Honor
147
A Hard Act to Follow
169
Sailor Rest Your Oar
187
Afterword
212
Bibliography
214
Index
218
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Page xii - The United States Asiatic Fleet seldom tasted victory. It drank the cup of defeat to the bitter dregs. Nevertheless, the fortitude of that Fleet in the face of almost certain disaster inspired the rest of the Navy in the forty months of war that followed, and its exploits will always be held in proud and affectionate remembrance.

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