FROM OMAHA TO OKINAWA by William Bradford Huie

FROM OMAHA TO OKINAWA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of the Seabees in the panoply of war -- the men who fought with hammers, nails, girders and picks, and paid with sweat, toil and life. This gives a panorama of their monumental engineering feats on the D-days on Omana Beach, Iwo, Tinian, Saipan, Guam, Okinawa, the Philippines -- and includes casualty lists. In many instances for the first time, the author reveals details of the part the Seabees played in the amphibious landing. There are flashes of earthy, raucous humor -- and an unashamedly partisan viewpoint which makes his enthusiasm contagious. Follow up to Can Dol, the history of the Seabees up to the invasion of Normandy. Good reading.

Pub Date: Dec. 5th, 1945
Publisher: Dutton