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Torpedoes in the Gulf: Galveston and the U-Boats 1942-1943
At the beginning of America's involvement in World War II, Galveston Island was a recreation center for area servicemen. Every evening throngs of soldiers, sailors, and Marines strolled along the seawall, basking in the warm sun and soft gulf breezes. Red, pink, and white oleanders bloomed in all their glory, sea gulls squawked overhead, and gentle waves swished over sandy ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Texas A University Press
(first published 1995)
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Ms Melanie Wiggins' Torpedoes in the Gulf: Galveston and the U-Boats, 1942-1943 was a book I selected in a small gift shop in the historic Strand District in Galveston. I expected something of a local history and to add some details to my understanding of the early months of America's World War II. In the first few months after the declaration of war neither the American people nor the American military was prepared for the German submarine warfare that presented itself so quickly and with so mu ...more
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