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Historic Battleship Texas The Last Dreadnought

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ISBN-10: 1933337079

ISBN-13: 9781933337074

Edition: 2007

Authors: John C. Ferguson

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During the first quarter of the 20th century, the major naval powers of the world built hundreds of Dreadnought-style battleships. Today there is only one. The battleship Texas was for a time the most powerful weapon on earth. When it was commissioned in 1914, the 14-inch guns were the largest in the world. This technological marvel of the time served with the British Grand Fleet in World War I and was the flagship of the entire U.S. Navy between the two World Wars. During the Second World War, an older Texas, past its prime, supported amphibious invasions in North Africa, Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. The ship and her crew were preparing for the invasion of Japan when…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: State House Press
Publication date: 8/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction
Birth of the Texas
Early Years and "Over There"-The Texas in World War I
An Interlude of Peace
The War Begins
"A Date That Will Live in Infamy"-The U.S. Enters World War II
Guns Fired in Anger-The Invasion of North Africa
Operation Overlord-The Invasion of France
Cherbourg and Southern France
Lone Star of Suribachi-The U.S.S. Texas at Iwo Jima
The Last Battle-The U.S.S. Texas at Okinawa
The End of the War Comes to the Texas
Rebirth of the Texas-A New Role for an Old Ship
Commanding Officers of the U.S.S. Texas
Casualties of June 25, 1944
Notes