GUNNERS GET GLORY by Lt. Lloyd Wendt

GUNNERS GET GLORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Competent personal history of Bob Berry, Armed Guard of the U. S. Naval Reserve, assigned to a merchantman. Here is a new slant on total war, the wide range of activities experienced by youths in a less publicized service. This is a closeup of the training, the duties, the contribution made by one of the tiny nucleus of naval personnel assigned to these ships; he tells of the shaping up of the gun crew, the watches and drills, successive torpedoings and rescues, transport to Sicily, etc. Might have a better sale with teen age boys than with adults.

Pub Date: Nov. 10th, 1943
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill