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At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy

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The U.S. Navy s Patrol Torpedo (PT) Boats occupy a unique place in American popular view of World War II. From classic films (John Ford s They Were Expendable, based on Lieutenant John A. Wild Man Bulkeley s role in the evacuation from the Philippines via PT Boat of General Douglas MacArthur and his staff) to TV comedy (McHale s Navy) to the design of mosquito boat insigni ...more
Paperback, 606 pages
Published July 24th 2010 by www.Militarybookshop.Co.UK (first published January 1st 1962)
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Ross Safford
Jun 27, 2014 Ross Safford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read

The only thing I didn't like about this book was the lack of maps showing the areas of PT operations. There were some maps, but not enough to cover the scope of operations, which were world-wide.
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May 24, 2013 Doug Haskin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good look at a mostly ignored aspect of the naval battles during WWII.
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