"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
I second the recommendation for "At Close Quarters." Not so much a rah rah war story, but a professional naval officer looked at the design, production, logistics, staffing, tactics, and campaigns of PT boats in WWII.
Thanks Mark! Though an P-3 airdale, my first love was PT boats. Have the Lindberg "PT 109" model; souped it up two direct electric drives that make it plane and ride like the real thing. Radio control, of course. But I had never seen these Elco videos, and all the pics. Also listen to you and Phib when I can on Sundays. Thanks for all you do! Steve Heffernan / firstname.lastname@example.org
Really enjoyed the videos. I live a quarter mile from Huckins Boatyard, where they still build the descendants of their own PT boats (Fairform Flyers). href=http://www.militaryfactory.com/ships/detail.asp?ship_id=Huckins-PT-Boat
I was privileged to work as the Marine in INSURV under the late legendary John D. Bulkeley, a sailor's sailor. Fascinating to hear him talk about his exploits in the Phillipines and elsewhere during WW II.TC