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By Ron Field

ISBN-10: 1841767689

ISBN-13: 9781841767680

The half performed within the Civil struggle (1861-1865) by means of the small Marine Corps of the United and accomplice States is overshadowed by means of the confrontations of the good armies. however, the coastal and riverine campaigns have been of actual value, given the strategic importance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of the fight for the Mississippi River. Marines donning blue and gray fought in lots of dramatic activities afloat and ashore – ship-to-ship engagements, cutting-out expeditions, and coastal landings. This ebook bargains a accomplished precis of all such battles, illustrated with infrequent early images, and meticulously researched colour plates detailing the usually vague trivialities of Marine uniforms and kit.

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Rd of the bridge. 57 a GERMAN NAYY HANDBOOK 1939-1945 suffered far more from storm damage than from bruising inflicted by BI;tain. Following ulis, both the elusive sisters were deployed on a variety of shan sonies before participating in the invasion of orway. Plans to send them raiding into ule North Atlantic in mid~une 1940 were frustrated by Lt Cdr Oa\;d Ingram in HM ubmarine ClJde, who scored several good torpedo hits against Glleiselloll. Ironically, Sdwmlwrst \\'as also limping back to Germany, having been torpedoed by the desu·oyer Acasla (Cdr Glasford).

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