The Coast Guard in World War I an untold story by Alex Larzelere

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Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • United States. Coast Guard -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, American.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-313 and index.

Book details

Other titlesCoast Guard in World War One, Coast Guard in World War 1
StatementAlex R. Larzelere.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD589.U6 L37 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 326 p. :
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3577291M
ISBN 101557504768
LC Control Number2002153480

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Foreword by Adm. James M. Loy, USCG Commandant, The U.S. Coast Guard suffered the highest percentage of losses of any American armed force in World War I, yet until now the extent of the Coast Guard's involvement in that war remains little known to the public/5(4).

The Coast Guard in World War I: an untold story. [Alex Larzelere] -- "The U.S. Coast Guard suffered the highest percentage of losses of any American armed force in World War I, yet until now the extent of its involvement in the war remains little known. This book describes the activities of the guardsmen and their units in the war zone and.

It proved America’s greatest World War I naval loss of life due to combat. Nearly 9, Coast Guard men and women would participate in the war. This number included over Coast Guard officers, many of whom served as warship commanders, troop ship captains, training camp commandants and naval air station commanders.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction --The Coast Guard: to World War I --World War II on land, sea, and air --Korea: the forgotten Cold War conflict --The Cold War from America to Vietnam --Logistics and tactics in Indochina --Cold War, terror, and interdiction --National defense on the Great.

In addition to port security, ship inspection and safety, law enforcement, and search and rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard assumes an important role in national defense at home and abroad. To that end, the Coast Guard has carried out separate and coordinated missions with other armed forces from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, and North 2/5(9).

The United States Coast Guard and National Defense book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In addition to port security, ship insp 2/5(1). The chapters are 1) The Coast Guard from to ; 2) World War II operations; 3) Korean War operations, development of Loran, and duty in Alaska; 4) Incidents of the Cold War and Vietnam; 5) Providing logistical support and training in Indochina; 6) Cold War operational incidents which at times reflect credit on the Coast Guard and at.

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The United States Coast Guard in World War II At home and overseas, the United States Coast Guard served a variety of vital functions in World War II, providing service that has been too little recognized in histories of the war.

Teaming up with other international forces, the Coast Guard provided crewmembers for Navy and Army vessels as well. The outbreak of World War I (WWI) in saw cutters become responsible for enforcing U.S. neutrality laws. Soon after, in January,these cutters and their officers and crews merged with the U.S.

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