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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors - Doug Stanton
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On July 26, 1945, the heavy cruiser Indianapolis steamed into port at the Pacific island of Tinian, carrying a cargo that would end World War II: the uranium that would be dropped on Hiroshima just three weeks later. Having delivered its load without incident, Indianapolis moved on toward the Philippines to join the great armada moving in on Japan. Though intelligence reports assured Captain Charles McVay that the route from Guam to Leyte was safe, there were Japanese submarines active in the area. On the night of July 29, having detected with sonar the clinking of dishes aboard the Indianapolis from a distance of more than a dozen miles, the submarine I-58 sank the American ship, killing nearly 900 sailors in the explosion and its terrible aftermath. Captain McVay was quickly court-martialed for having failed to follow evasive maneuvers, "the first captain in the history of the U.S. Navy," Doug Stanton observes, "to be court-martialed subsequent to losing his ship in an act of war." Although the sailors under his command would insist that McVay had been scapegoated, and although I-58's commander testified before the court that "he would have sunk the Indianapolis no matter what course she was on," McVay was never able to clear his name. He committed suicide in 1968. Stanton captures the drama of these events in his vigorous narrative, which augments and updates Richard Newcomb's Abandon Ship!. Stanton observes that alt americas,history,military,naval,ships,transportation,world war ii History, St. Martin's Paperbacks

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"The worst part...wasn't the sharks, and it wasn't seeing your buddies die...It was when you realize...they've forgotten us. We can't last out here forever-- we're gonna die..."--Giles McCoy, private first-class, USMC, USS "Indianapolis" On the night of July 30, 1945, the Navy cruiser USS "Indianapolis" was torpedoed by a Japanese sub, sending 900 men into the black, churning waters of the Pacific. What happened next was a nightmarish battle for survival. Injured, adrift, clinging to each other and their waterlogged life rafts, the men watched in horror as their crewmates fell victim to catastrophic injuries, exposure, hallucinations, and relentless shark attacks. Worst of all, their last radio S.O.S. had been disregarded by the Navy as a possible prank. When help finally arrived an astonishing five days later, only 317 of the ship's crew were still alive. Meticulously researched, including eyewitness reports from USS "Indianapolis" survivors, "In Harm's Way "recounts with frightening accuracy those five harrowing days at sea, and gives readers a moving, unforgettable account of the worst naval disaster at sea in U.S. history. In Harm's Way Stanton, Doug, St. Martin's Press

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: St Martins Press, 2002. Wraps have light wear, corner crease. Pages are clean, text is unmarked.. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall., St Martins Press, 2002

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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
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Stanton, Doug

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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

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0312983379

In July 1945, having just delivered the atom bomb to be used on Hiroshima, the "U.S.S. Indianapolis" was torpedoed by a Japanese sub, sending more than 900 crewmen into the Pacific Ocean. Five days later, only 317 survivors were rescued. Those harrowing five days are recounted here by eyewitness accounts from survivors. of photos.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780312983376
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0312983379
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Publishing year: 2002
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
354 Pages
Weight: 0,186 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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