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by Alejandro de Quesada,Stephen Walsh


I gave this book to a veteran of the coast guard in World War II and he found all of it, including the pictures, very accurate and complete. He is loaning the book out to other veterans from the other braches of the service to show them what the coast guard did in WWII

I gave this book to a veteran of the coast guard in World War II and he found all of it, including the pictures, very accurate and complete. He is loaning the book out to other veterans from the other braches of the service to show them what the coast guard did in WWII. This is a good gift for veterans.

Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II in this Elite title. The Coast Guard also provided aviators and gunners to the Merchant Marine and manned Port Security Services. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known story of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. These roles are all fully explained and illustrated with rare photographs and specially commissioned artwork.

Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II in this Elite title

Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II in this Elite title. A number of Coast Guard servicemen were lost in these two campaigns, and their undeniable contribution to the US war effort deserves greater recognition.

I gave this book to a veteran of the coast guard in World War II and he found all of it, including the pictures, very accurate and complete.

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Start by marking US Coast Guard in World War II as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In this book the publisher takes a little-studied military subject, introduces historic and visual detail, and places the reader in a position to learn more. Select Coast Guard encounters embellish the text. For US Coast Guard in World War II, by Alejandro de Quesada is a perfect example of what Osprey does best.

Elite 180. The . With such a wide range of activity to cover the author admits that this book .

With such a wide range of activity to cover the author admits that this book can be no more than an introduction to the topic, but it is an effective introduction - well structured and clearly written, and covering a wide range of subjects in a short space. The book is very well illustrated, with some rather unusual pictures - I like the line of dumper trucks providing a wing-break for a Catalina.

Author: Alejandro de Quesada Stephen Walsh

Author: Alejandro de Quesada Stephen Walsh. US Coast Guard in World War II (Elite).

Book Overview A number of Coast Guard servicemen were lost in these two campaigns, and their undeniable contribution.

Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II (1939-1945) in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known history of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years.

This effort of Alejandro de Quesada's is a rather good attempt at passing on the . World War II History (March 2009). Written by Florida-based Alejandro de Quesada, this book explores the major activities in America while the troops were overseas

This effort of Alejandro de Quesada's is a rather good attempt at passing on the history of these auxiliary, patriotic, humanitarian, and other war-time organizations in the United States during the WW2 er. - -C. Peter Chen, World War II Database (February 26, 2008). Overall another superlative book and one that is both an interesting and enjoyable read. Written by Florida-based Alejandro de Quesada, this book explores the major activities in America while the troops were overseas. It is useful as a broad look at the home front, and will whet the appetite for the reader to dig deeper into the specific topics of interest.

Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II (1939-1945) in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known history of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. A number of Coast Guard servicemen were lost in these two campaigns, and their undeniable contribution to the US war effort deserves greater recognition. There was a diverse array of roles within the wartime Coast Guard, from the manning of landing craft, to Coast Guard aviators and gunners to the Merchant Marine and Port Security Services. These roles are all fully explained and illustrated with a number of rare photographs and specially commissioned artwork.

US Coast Guard in World War II (Elite) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1846039195

ISBN: 1846039193

Author: Alejandro de Quesada,Stephen Walsh

Category: History

Subcategory: Military

Language: English

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (April 20, 2010)

Pages: 64 pages

ePUB size: 1304 kb

FB2 size: 1910 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 731

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Hidden Winter
I like that the author covers a lot of useful and important information in a short book. I was unaware that the Coast Guard played a big role in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, and also sunk U-boats in the Atlantic. He also mentions USCG auxiliaries and civilian volunteers that contributed much to the home front. This is a good companion volume to the other Elite series book "The U.S. Navy in World War II". However, I found the illustrations to be a bit uninspired, as several of them are direct conversions of wartime photographs (Guardsman holding artillery shell, beach patrol with dog, etc.). The photographs are of good quality and variety. I would still recommend this book as a good introduction to the subject, as it gives good credit to USCG operations and sacrifices made during the war.
Hidden Winter
I like that the author covers a lot of useful and important information in a short book. I was unaware that the Coast Guard played a big role in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, and also sunk U-boats in the Atlantic. He also mentions USCG auxiliaries and civilian volunteers that contributed much to the home front. This is a good companion volume to the other Elite series book "The U.S. Navy in World War II". However, I found the illustrations to be a bit uninspired, as several of them are direct conversions of wartime photographs (Guardsman holding artillery shell, beach patrol with dog, etc.). The photographs are of good quality and variety. I would still recommend this book as a good introduction to the subject, as it gives good credit to USCG operations and sacrifices made during the war.
Flamekiller
The US Coast Guard's participation in the Second World War gets the Osprey treatment in this concise but well-written and heavily illustrated paperback. "US Coast Guard in World War II" narrates the overlooked role of the Coast Guard in the conflict, as it expanded rapidly from its pre-war law enforcement and lifes-saving duties. Author Alejandro De Quesada describes the Coast Guard service in every theater, including the amphibious assaults in the Pacific, the Battle of the Atlantic, and even the D-Day invasion.

The US Coast Guard was and is the smallest of the armed services. It met its wartime missions by a rapid expansion using reservists, unpaid volunteers, and women in a variety of roles, including port security, escort duty, and rescue service. Its integration into the Department of the Navy put Coast Guard crews on a variety of traditionally naval vessels, and coast guardsmen in harm's way. The US Coast Guard's one Medal of Honor winner gave his life to rescure Marines in a tight place on a Japanese-occupied Pacific island.

As with other Osprey editions, this volume has a variety of maps, photographs, and other illustrations, including depictions of the many wartime uniforms worn by Guardsmen. There is a short bibliography pointing the way to additional research for those interested; highly recommended.
Flamekiller
The US Coast Guard's participation in the Second World War gets the Osprey treatment in this concise but well-written and heavily illustrated paperback. "US Coast Guard in World War II" narrates the overlooked role of the Coast Guard in the conflict, as it expanded rapidly from its pre-war law enforcement and lifes-saving duties. Author Alejandro De Quesada describes the Coast Guard service in every theater, including the amphibious assaults in the Pacific, the Battle of the Atlantic, and even the D-Day invasion.

The US Coast Guard was and is the smallest of the armed services. It met its wartime missions by a rapid expansion using reservists, unpaid volunteers, and women in a variety of roles, including port security, escort duty, and rescue service. Its integration into the Department of the Navy put Coast Guard crews on a variety of traditionally naval vessels, and coast guardsmen in harm's way. The US Coast Guard's one Medal of Honor winner gave his life to rescure Marines in a tight place on a Japanese-occupied Pacific island.

As with other Osprey editions, this volume has a variety of maps, photographs, and other illustrations, including depictions of the many wartime uniforms worn by Guardsmen. There is a short bibliography pointing the way to additional research for those interested; highly recommended.
Binar
An all too brief survey of the United States smallest military service barely scratches the history of it during world war 2.
Binar
An all too brief survey of the United States smallest military service barely scratches the history of it during world war 2.
Fordrekelv
Great story. Semper p.
Fordrekelv
Great story. Semper p.
Coron
Very informative book. Showed part of history that most people do not know about. Would recommend to anyone.
Coron
Very informative book. Showed part of history that most people do not know about. Would recommend to anyone.
asAS
Very good book on the US Coast Guard during WW2
asAS
Very good book on the US Coast Guard during WW2
INvait
For any ex service men or women. It makes what went on during the WW2 a little clearer on how much the CG was involed.
INvait
For any ex service men or women. It makes what went on during the WW2 a little clearer on how much the CG was involed.
I didn't know the Coast Guard was so involved in WWII. The book was very informative. Interesting quick read. Recommend for anyone interested in CG history.
I didn't know the Coast Guard was so involved in WWII. The book was very informative. Interesting quick read. Recommend for anyone interested in CG history.