By Donald M. Kehn
On the morning of March 1, 1942, the WWI-era destroyer USS Edsall--under orders to bring a few 40 military Air strength fighter crews to the beleaguered island of Java--split off from the USS Whipple and the tanker Pecos and was once by no means noticeable back by way of Allied forces. regardless of the later discovery of our bodies pointed out as Edsall crewmembers close to a distant airfield at the coast of Celebes, what occurred to the send is still an issue of puzzle and, might be, planned obfuscation.
This ebook explores the various difficult elements of the Edsall’s disappearance with a view to ultimately inform the entire tale of the destiny of the vessel and her team. in accordance with exhaustive examine of the historic record--including newly deciphered eastern records and formerly unrevealed fabric from the crew’s kinfolk members--Upon a Blue Sea of Blood bargains a painstaking reconstruction of the ship’s heritage. The publication investigates not just the Edsall’s mysterious ultimate motion, but additionally her wide-ranging pre-war occupation and the curious makes use of to which her tale used to be put--generally lower than fake pretenses--first via the pre-war U.S. army after which by means of the japanese wartime propaganda desktop. and eventually, army historian Donald Kehn considers the conditions surrounding the curious obscurity of the Edsall’s heroic provider and ultimate conflict in American histories. Redressing six a long time of professional indifference, Kehn’s account recovers an important bankruptcy lacking from the heritage of worldwide conflict II--and tells a long-overdue tale of braveness and tragic loss.
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