All the Drowned Sailors. First British Edition in dustjacket

By: LECH, Raymond B.

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LECH, Raymond B. All the Drowned Sailors. (London) : Severn House, (1984). First British Edition. Pp (16),3-309,(1) including a central section of b&wphotos, &c. 8vo (239 mm high), black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Raymo nd B. Lech (b. January 3, 1940 - d. July 8, 2014). USS Indianapolis (CL/CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser. "The cover-up of America's greatestwartime disaster at sea, the sinking of the Indianapolis with the loss of 880 lives because of the incompetence of admirals, officers, and gentlemen." - from the front of the dj. "On July 30, 1945, at 12:05 A.M., four days after the U.S.S. Indianapolis, flagship of the massive Pacific Fifth Fleet, delivered the components of the Hiroshima bomb to Tinian, and just a few weeks before VJ Day, she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine [the I-58,] and sank within 15 minutes. Of the 1,196 men on board, approximately 400 wentdown with the ship and 800 safely abandoned her. Of these 800 men in the w ater, only 316 survived. This is the never-before-told story of what was America's greatest wartime sea disaster; of what really happened to the Indianapolis and her crew; why she should never have been sunk in the first place; why the U.S. Navy left her crew drifting in shark-infested waters for four days even though they knew she was missing; and after heads were accidentally seen bobbing in the water, why the Navy began a massive cover-up thatlasted for over thirty years. Previously unavailable files obtained by the author reveal startling evidence that captains, commodores, and admirals w ere all involved in a conspiracy to conceal their massive blunders by usingtrumped-up evidence against the blameless captain of the Indianapolis, rui ning his career, reputation, and life." - from the dj 1. Mission; 2. Route;3. Sailing; 4. Sinking; 5. In the Water the First Day : Monday, July 30,19 45; 6. In the Water the Second Day : Tuesday, July 31,1945; 7. In the Waterthe Third Day : Wednesday, August 1,1945; 8. In the Water the Fourth Day : Thursday, August 2,1945; 9. In the Water the Fifth Day : Friday, August 3, 1945; 10. Search; 11. Court of Inquiry; 12. Court-Martial. Epilogue. Appendices : A. Orders to the U.S.S. Indianapolis from the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet; B. Routing Instructions to the U.S.S. Indianapolis; C. Simplified Organizational Chart on Reporting Responsibilities of Key Officers Mentioned in the Text; D. Waldron's Dispatch Notifying Various Commands of the Sailing of the U.S.S. Indianapolis; E. Simplified Organization Chart of thePhilippine Sea Frontier; F. Original of Exhibit Offered and Received in Ev idence in Case in Chief at Trial of Charles B. McVay, III, Captain, U.S. Navy; G. Testimony of Commander Hashimoto at the Court-Martial of Captain McVay, III, on December 13,1945 (CM, pp. 266-76); H. Brief in the General Court-Martial Case of Captain Charles B. McVay, III, U.S. Navy, Tried on 3 December 1945; I. The Naval Inspector General's Final Report on the Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis; J. Press and Radio Release: Narrative of the Circumstances of the Loss of the U.S.S. Indianapolis; K. Press and Radio Release: Court-Martial of Captain Charles B. McVay, III, U.S.N., Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Indianapolis; L. Recommended Awards to Various Members of the Crew of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. With bibliography and index. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00

Title: All the Drowned Sailors. First British Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: LECH, Raymond B.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Severn House, London, 1984, ISBN:0727810065:

Seller ID: 115946

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