New York Jany 3rd 1843
Although a personal stranger to you, I cannot
restrain the expression of my feelings to you, in this moment of
universal excitement—I am a very old soldier of the Revolution,
and was present at Head...
CRUISE OF THE SOMERS:
ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE
DESPOTISM OF THE QUARTERDECK
THE UNMANLY CONDUCT OF COMMANDER MACKENZIE
"Difficulty is a bugbear to children, a stimulus to men."
J. WINCHESTER, NEW WORLD PRESS, 30 ANN ST.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American; Destroyer escorts -- United States; Destroyers (Warships); World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines -- Leyte;
The vast and complex score of the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea draws near the finale, crescendoing in a furious percussion-roll of death and destruction. Outgunned and inferior in speed, a group of Navy escort carriers battled gallantly...