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Beachhead Normandy: An Lct's Odyssey (Hardcover)

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    World War II naval history has been discussed and examined from almost every possible angle. One story that has never been told in detail, however, is that of the U.S. Navyís vessel designated the Landing Craft Tank (LCT). Even though they are kno...

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    World War II naval history has been discussed and examined from almost every possible angle. One story that has never been told in detail, however, is that of the U.S. Navyís vessel designated the Landing Craft Tank (LCT). Even though they are known for ferrying troops and supplies to the beaches of Normandy, LCTs were more than mere transports. In fact, the little craft had permanently assigned crews and participated in nearly all forms of naval warfare.Beachhead Normandy combines the history of LCT operations with a detailed look at a specific ship, the LCT 614, which landed at Omaha Beach under heavy fire. Tom Carter has gathered material from the U.S. Navyís archives, the National Archives, and personal stories from several members of the 614ís crew, including the shipís skipper and second officer, to give readers a clear picture of the LCTís role in one of World War IIís pivotal moments. He also analyzes the role of LCTs in the Pacific theater, including the 614ís participation in the occupation of China while supporting the Marinesí famed First Division. Drawing on both technical analyses and personal accounts by the actual participants, including the authorís father,Beachhead Normandy is a rich and varied history of the key services these ships performed during and after World War II.

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    ISBN 9781597977104
    Author Carter, Tom
    Genre HISTORY / Military / Naval
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 209
    Publisher Date 2014-01-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Potomac Books Inc
    Copyright Year 2012
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Language English
    Subtitle An Lct's Odyssey
    Audience General/trade

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