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- DescriptionIn the United States there has been a wide divergence of views on the role of France's Navy in World War II. We have tended to remain trapped by wartime half-truths. This book attempts to set the record straight. Koburger's study discusses the history of U.S. dealings with Vichy France, especially in the French Antilles and St. Pierre et Miquelon. It describes and examines TORCH--U.S. landings in French North Africa--and its impact on us; the subsequent establishment of U.S. bases there and elsewhere on French soil; the rebuilding by the U.S. of the French Navy; and the results of our efforts. Koburger concludes that the United States did t do eugh with the French, but considering the era and the circumstances, we did the best we could hope to do.
- Author BiographyCHARLES W. KOBURGER, JR., is a Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, who retired in 1978 after 20 years of active duty. He has published many times on both sides of the Atlantic. His eighth book, Naval Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1940-1945, was published by Praeger in 1993.
- Author(s)Charles W. Koburger
- Date of Publication30/12/1993
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPraeger Publishers Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight367 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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