Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Clean, bright and very tight. Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941—1942. I explained that I could wait for him no longer, because it would soon be dawn and considerable swimming had to be done if I were to escape. Then he cried out again.
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My marine companion was nearing exhaustion, and his kapok-filled jacket was waterlogged, making it all the more difficult for him to keep up. Then, with an inward prayer, I pulled the toggles to inflate my Mae West. As Japanese actions pushed the region toward war, the Dutch reluctantly embraced closer ties with America and Britain. My lungs were about to burst when, by the diminishing sound, I considered it safe to surface. Winslow, wait for me, rang out in the night. Now she was no more. By chance, just after 22:00, the 's Western Java Invasion Convoy — over 50 transports, and including the Army's commander, Lieutenant General — was entering , near the northwest tip of Java.
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Realizing this, I wished them luck, said good-by to my companion, and struck out, alone and free, to carry out my own survival plan. Two other transports — one of which was Ryujo Maru, on which Lt. Following a twenty-one-gun salute, President Roosevelt, looking tanned and fit, slowly drove past our parade formation in an open car. The Ghost That Died at Sunda Strait by Winslow, W. Explanation of what you received vs what you expected to receive. Along the shoreline, as far as I could see in either direction, the Japanese army was at work. I tried to imagine what it might be like to be catapulted from a ship under way, and to navigate those little planes over miles of trackless ocean.
Pages are clean and unmarked. Occasional rain squalls blotted out our vision. After Imamura's ship was fatally hit and sank, he had to jump overboard. What do I do if I receive a damaged item? We will then diligently work to find the best solution. About a half hour later, we found ourselves close to a group of men swimming together and excitedly jabbering in a strange tongue. Still, it had to be done! Ships same or next business day!.
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Author by : Donald M. Visitors were not permitted on board, but from what I could see by sauntering along the pier, the Houston was spotless and her crew immaculate. I had just about shrugged him from my mind when something splashing in the water about twenty yards away attracted my attention. At times, however, a Mae West would not inflate in the moment of need. Behind me I heard someone thrashing in the water and then the familiar voice yelling, Mr.
I am sorry all of our prices are fixed. Presumed 1st American Edition It is in wonderful condition both inside and out. The sound of propellers seemed to pass overhead. Of keen interest were the two scout-observation planes in ready position on the port and starboard catapults. Of the 1,015 officers and men on board the Houston that fateful night, 655 were killed in action, drowned in the Java Sea, or were slaughtered ashore by natives; 360 escaped from the sinking ship, only to be captured as they struggled in the sea or sought to escape in the wilds of Java. Asiatic Fleet's sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest.
Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941—1942. Please ensure you provide us with your order number and images of the damaged item: Images must depict the damage you are discussing. Out of the darkness we heard the chugging of a motor and were dismayed to see a small boat heading directly toward us. This book details for the first time in English the Dutch prewar strategy, their efforts to counter Japanese espionage and their sizable though largely forgotten military contribution in the early months of the Pacific War. We moved away quickly and quietly. But I never doubted that I was going to make it. Sailors lined the rail as the destroyer passed, and I thought it rather strange that no attempt was made to shoot or capture me.