FIRST FLEET: Story of the U.S. Coast Guard at War by Reg Ingraham

FIRST FLEET: Story of the U.S. Coast Guard at War

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A history of the oldest naval service and an account of its functions in peace and war, highlighting the variety of its activities as it pursues the promotion of safety at sea. International oil patrol, its fight against and smugglers, on to the wartime exploits which began with the capture of German agents in Greenland. Coast Guard were converted into invasion barges; transport of Marines to the Pacific, rescue work in all waters, picket fence patrol by boats, she capture of saboteurs on the Long Island beach -- these were some of the activities that developed with the war. There's the Port Security Force which is a fire fighting branch; there's a small but effective air arm; there's the Public Health Service of doctors and surgeons.....Full coverage and tribute for the first adult biography of this service, adequately handled.

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill