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By John Lambert, Al Ross

ISBN-10: 1557500347

ISBN-13: 9781557500342

ISBN-10: 1557500355

ISBN-13: 9781557500359

The ebook covers striking international battle II Allied Coastal ships. between them are Motor torpedo boats, PT boats, motor gunboats, and submarine chasers. The publication covers those boats in technical element, phrases, pictures and line drawings.

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In went the last nickel, I gave the machine a few gentle shakes and carefully pulled the handle. I was bent over looking through the glass right at the cup, but the candy never moved. Without a thought, I held the back of the machine with one arm and smashed a forearm into the glass, which broke but not enough. I reached both hands over the top of the machine, and slammed it over on its face. That made a loud noise, and broken glass and coins flew all over the place. I lifted the machine up, took two peanut butter cups, and left.

It worked like this: If I fell or got knocked down going up Mount Suribachi, and Lynch was close, he would help me up. I might give Shorty a little push over the top if he was bogged down in the sand. Shorty and Harry might each take an arm and give Pauli a little support if he was hurting on a bad run. By the end of the second week, the guys who didn't give didn't get. Not even a nice word. There had been no talk about our mutual-aid society that I know of. We still didn't even know everybody's name, but each guy who was putting out knew a couple more who were, and each of them knew a couple more.

When my chest was level with the cable, I reached across the top, put my chest hard against the cable, pulled and twisted at the same time. As I went over the top, I lost my grip. Oh well. The only thing that saved me was my leg's getting caught in the net about halfway down. I wasn't hurt, but that net had put the fear of God in me; I knew that if I'd fallen all the way to the pit, training would have been over. Worse was to come, back at the obstacle course that afternoon. I went through the obstacles before the cargo net with no problem.

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