It is June 1944 and the crew of the USS Lawrence find themselves in the English Channel, preparing to take part in the Allied invasion of France. In the space of a few weeks they steer the Lawrence through a range of assignments that call for all their skill: conducting diversionary maneuvers of the Pas del Calais, rescuing Allied air crews under fire from the Luftwaffe fighters, and dashing into mine-choked waters to silence the German guns pounding Allied landing craft at Omaha Beach. Normandy brings to life all the danger and excitement of destroyer combat in European waters.
William P. Mack
1995, 6x9, cloth, 253 pp.