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Tin Cans: The True Story Of The Fighting Destroyers Of World War II

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Original title: "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II"
Paperback, 437 pages
Published 1979 by Bantam Books (first published December 1st 1953)
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Chris Gager
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Recently acquired from the town transfer station. I like the war stuff and the Navy stuff, so this might be interesting. My edition is earlier(1960) than the one pictured(1972). The original copyright was from 1953.

Reading about Pearl Harbor last night I discovered that the scene from "In Harm's Way" that shows the launch trying to catch up with the rapidly departing destroyer so the skipper can get aboard was based on fact. The destroyer didn't stop and the skipper didn't get aboard until the a
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Jeff
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four stars for its exhaustive account of what appears to be every significant destroyer action in WWII. However, the book, being a product of a time so close to the events themselves, mixes cold, hard accounts with patriotic jingoisms of the time.
Xdw
Mar 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
ww2 action. not very engaging. mostly a list of the loss of every DD and DE in WW2, with a page or so about each.
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