The Ships With The Big Mouth: Backbone of the Amphibious Force
Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002" (New Vanguard)
by Gordon Rottman
The Landing Ship Tank (LST) is one of the most famous of the many World
War II amphibious warfare ships. Capable of discharging its cargo directly
on to shore and extracting itself, the LST provided the backbone of all
Allied landings between 1943 and 1945, notably during the D-Day invasion.
Through its history, the LST saw service from late 1942 until late 2002,
when the US Navy decommissioned the USS Frederick (LST-1184), the last
ship of its type. This book reveals the development and use of the LST,
including its excellence beyond its initial design expectations.
Paperback from Osprey Publishing
by Homer Haswell
In January 1944 the author enrolled in midshipman school at Northwestern
University's Abbott Hall in Chicago. On being commissioned in May, he received
orders to proceed to New Orleans, to report to the LST 698 when it arrived
from the shipyard in Jeffersonville, Ind.
Paperback from Xlibris, Corp.
Slow Moving Target: The LST of World War II
by Joseph Francis Panicello
An historical novel that contains many authentic stories about the
turmoil and hardships that the Amphibious Fleet endured during beach invasions
in World War II.
Paperback from Authorhouse
Paperback from Betascript Publishing
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from the Sea, 1939-45: The Craft, the Landings, the Men
by James D. Ladd
Hardcover from Hippocrene Books
Landings American Landing Craft, British Crew on American Beach Heads
by W. Brian Carter
Paperback from Hyperion Books
Convoy to Hell & The War of the Landing Craft
by Paul & Ludlam, Harry LUND
Paperback from NEL
(L) - Landing Craft Support (Large)
by Turner Publishing Company
Hardcover from Turner Pub Co