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Winds, waves, and warriors : battling the surf at Normandy, Tarawa, and Inchon / Thomas M. Mitchell.

Author/creator Mitchell, Thomas, 1936- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019]
Descriptionpages cm
Contents Prelude to Normandy -- Training oceanographic meteorologists -- Low spring tide at Normandy -- Surf forecasting for resupply after D-Day -- Beach terrain -- Neap tide at bloody Tarawa -- High spring tide at Inchon.
Abstract "Winds, Waves, and Warriors examines the oceanographic conditions that U.S. military planners considered, or should have considered, when landing troops and vehicles on the beach at three historic amphibious assaults: Normandy, Tarawa, and Inchon. Oceanographer Thomas M. Mitchell brings welcome insight into a little-studied yet extraordinary aspect of ground warfare by explaining why certain tidal and weather conditions existed at those specific places and times, and how they affected the army and marine foot soldiers fighting to get ashore"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formMilitary history.
LCCN 2019017928
ISBN9780807172230 (cloth)

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