"More Then Scuttlebutt The U.S. Navy Demolition Men in WWII" Sue Ann Dunford and James Douglas O'Dell
Extraordinary book. For me it is a complementary story, since much is missing in many other books.
Almost half of the book are photos, paintings and lists with the names of members of all demolition personnel (NCDU, UDT, staff and affiliate groups). The authors describe the period of WWII. They are telling the story of creating the NCDU and UDT, and the operations in which they took part. But it is not dry facts - these are true stories of the men. It is really unbelieveble how much effort the authors made to complete this book. How it is possible that they covered all those stories? Even apparent trivial information (like who designed the Korea era emblem Freddie Frog).
Reading this book is like watching the album with old photos and at the same moment listening to the stories of the events told by the event's participants.
Great respect for the Authors!
All interested in the book please look at http://www.ncdu-udt-ww2.com/