The Sand Pounders

August 2003
Sea Power;Aug2003, Vol. 46 Issue 8, p47
Recounts how the U.S. Coast Guard dealt with the capability of Japanese and German navies to operate submarines with relative impunity off American coastlines during the early portion of World War II. Use of foot patrols in the last quarter of the 19th century to locate ships in distress; Use of explosives and clandestine communications to deal with enemy forces in the coastlines; Implications on military history.


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