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Wake: The Story of a Battle Irving Werstein

Wake: The Story of a Battle

Irving Werstein

Published 1964
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Hardcover
145 pages
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Irving Werstein has told the story of Wake from the earliest steps in fortification of the atoll, through the tense moments of the siege, to the dramatic at the end of the war when Marine Colonel Devereaux accepted the surrender of the island he hadMoreIrving Werstein has told the story of Wake from the earliest steps in fortification of the atoll, through the tense moments of the siege, to the dramatic at the end of the war when Marine Colonel Devereaux accepted the surrender of the island he had been forced to give up over four years before. Here is the American fighting man at his best, untried but eagar, brave, and grimly humorous in the face of danger. As the author: The deeds of courage and sacrafice done there in December, 1941, were soon overshadowed by greater feats in bigger battles- the men of Wake were soon forgotten in the imensity of global conflict. But not even the passing years could tarnish the spirit and courage of the brave who had rekindled American pride in a time of despair and humiliation.