The Amphibians Came to Conquer: The Story of Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner, Volume 2

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U.S. Department of the Navy, 1972 - World War, 1939-1945 - 1278 pages

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Page 1152 - ... little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by our impiety and folly. Added to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense and character detests and despises it.
Page 596 - My Lord: If I attempted to answer the mass of futile correspondence that surrounds me, I should be debarred from all serious business of campaigning. I must remind your Lordship — for the last time — that so long as I retain an independent position, I shall see that no officer under my Command is debarred, by attending to the futile...
Page 1151 - The general is sorry to be informed, that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an American army, is growing into fashion.
Page 634 - If, however, a major portion of the Japanese Fleet were to attempt to interfere with GALVANIC, it is obvious that the defeat of the enemy fleet would at once become paramount.
Page 909 - As the primary mission of the American forces in the area was to capture the Marianas, the Saipan amphibious operations had to be protected from enemy interference at all costs. In his plans for what developed into the battle of the Philippine Sea, Spruance was rightly guided by this basic obligation.
Page 1132 - Go, and he goeth ; and to another, Come, and he cometh ; and to his servant, Do this, and he doeth it...
Page 757 - There was divided opinion as to whether you would land at Jaluit or Mille. Some thought you would land at Wotje, but few thought you would go right to the heart of the Marshalls and take Kwajalein.
Page 728 - He will have authority to coordinate the intelligence activities of the subscribing agencies in his area of responsibility, within the limits of their available personnel and facilities, by the assignment of missions, the designation of objectives, and the exercise of such coordinating control as he deems necessary. He is not authorized to control the administration or discipline of the subscribing agencies in the area of his responsibility, nor to issue instructions to them beyond those necessary...
Page 596 - Command is debarred by attending to the futile drivelling of mere quill driving in your Lordship's Office — from attending to his first duty — which is, and always has been, so to train the private men under his command that they may, without question, beat any force opposed to them in the field.
Page 1168 - I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

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