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In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton

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In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton

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The USS Indianapolis was the last ship sunk during World War II. Savaged by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine, the warship sank in a matter of minutes. One thousand two hundred men went into the water, and only 321 were to survive. This is their story.

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The USS Indianapolis was the last ship sunk during World War II. Savaged by a salvo of torpedoes from a Japanese submarine, the warship, one of the fastest in the US Navy, sank in a matter of minutes. One thousand two hundred men went into the water, and only 321 were to survive. This is their story. The Indianapolis was captained by the dashing and charismatic Captain Butler McVay, and his story is a tragic one. For a captain to lose his ship in combat is perhaps the hardest blow, but McVay was doubly marked, as he was held responsible for the loss and court-martialled - the only naval captain ever to be court-martialled for the sinking of his ship. Twenty years after the Indianapolis went to the bottom, tormented by the experience and the resentment of many of the families of those who lost their lives in the disaster, he took his own life. Those who also survived maintain that there was nothing he could have done to prevent the disaster, and continue to campaign to clear the captain's name. This book is also his story.

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SKU GOR000462591
Title In Harm's Way
Author By (author) Doug Stanton
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year Published 2002
Page Number 384
ISBN 0553813609
ISBN13 9780553813609
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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