At dusk on December 8, 1941, the carrier Enterprise and her escort of cruisers and destroyers entered Pearl Harbor. Officers and men lined the rails, watching in stunned silence. The twisted, smoldering superstructure of the Arizona was still aflame, and there was a stench of charred wood and fuel oil in the air.
“Morale went to nothing just about then,” said an officer on one of the escorting cruisers. “We were sick and shocked. We couldn’t believe that this had happened to us.” Through the night, the crew of the Enterprise, under the command of Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, took on fuel, provisions, and ammunition. Before dawn it was back at sea.
The Enterprise was just one of the carriers that won the war in the Pacific. Here is the extraordinary story of the men and ships that turned the tide of the war.
World War II, to the Greatest Generation/A Poetic History of the War's Duration: Most Vets would claim they weren't so great./True, but doing great things was their fate
This book follows the popular “Huckleberry Days”
The author’s poetic presentation of the good old ways,
And “A Sampler of Uncommon Sense and Good Times,
Emotional Trips, Whimsy and More in Rhymes.”
These, plus “World War II....” are available on the net.
Just Google them or type the author, and it’s a good bet
You’ll find they are all easy to get.
Remember what every Vet knows so well,
As the Civil War’s Sherman said, “War is hell.”
Burn this on your brain forevermore.
There is nothing worse than total war.
Here is a poetic history of World War II.
Some of the major events are presented to you.
From the “Day of Infamy” with Japan’s attack,
‘Til their surrender after we drove them back,
We fought the Hun in Africa and Europe’s south and west.
After our Normandy invasion we completed this quest.
We fought on land, on the sea, and in the air.
Our industrial production was beyond compare.
This is about Americans, and what we had done.
The Greatest Generation persevered ‘til the war was won.
Here, in their own words, are the true stories of these aquatic commandos, whose daring exploits and bravery would pave the way for thousands of American fighting men around the globe -- and whose recolitionary training and fighting methods would evolve into the modern specail forces known as the Navy SEALs.