The Amphibians are Coming!

McGee, William L.

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Synopsis: "If your children or grandchildren have ever asked, 'What did you do in the war?' ... point them to McGee's THE AMPHIBIANS ARE COMING! Throughout the book, you'll find yourself saying, 'Yup, that was me.' Read this book and I guarantee you will have a renewed respect for the guy you see in the mirror every morning!"
 
THE AMPHIBIANS ARE COMING! is the first of three volumes in William L. McGee's acclaimed Pacific war series, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC IN WWII.

Volume I provides a biographical history of the revolutionary WWII landing craft and the unsung heroes who manned them:

  • Provides a brief history of amphibious warfare, from the Revolutionary War to the 1942 Guadalcanal and North Africa campaigns.
  • Puts the reader aboard the revolutionary landing craft designed and built to speed assault troops directly to the beach.
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  • Profiles the famed "Green Dragons," the high-speed destroyer transports that filled a pressing Marine Corps need for ship-to-shore delivery prior to the availability of the new landing craft.
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  • Focuses on the "Earlybird" Flotilla Five LCTs, LSTs and LCIs and their crews, from landing craft design and construction, to amphibious training and crew and flotilla formations, and to on-the-job warfare training in the Southern Solomons -- all in preparation for their first invasion of enemy-held territory, Operation TOENAILS.
FROM THE FOREWORD
"McGee combines exhaustive research with the words of the men who took the theory of the amphibious doctrine and the new machines to sea. His dedicated work will surely help keep the day-to-day naval record of the 'Greatest Generation' from being lost."
- John Lorelli,  author "To Foreign Shores, U.S. Amphibious Operations in WWII"
 
110 b/w photos, 13 maps, plus charts, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index.

OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES
Vol. II, THE SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS, 1942-1943: From Guadalcanal to Bougainville, Pacific War Turning Point

Vol. III, PACIFIC EXPRESS: The Critical Role of Military Logistics in World War II

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