Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1954). First edition. Hardcover. This book tells the intimate and heroic life story of the attack transport 'Belinda". It tells of the ships and men that came in under naval bombardment, that landed our marines and GI's in battle, that took them wounded and dying off the blasted beaches at Makin Island, Kwajalein, Saipan and Lingayen Gulf. It is the Pacific War re-created in its entirety, from the shakdown cruise to the ominous lowering of the LCVP's, from the West Coast docks to the Hawaiian staging areas through the bitter engagements in the Marshalls and Marianas. It will make thousands of veterans of the island-hopping campaign say, "This is it. This is the way it was." Basis for the big screen film (1956) directed by Joseph Pevney that starred Jeff Chandler, George Nader, and Lex Barker, among others. A very good tight solid copy in a very good jacket. Item #14077

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