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By Albert Gleaves,James D. Watkins,William P. Lawrence

Albert Gleaves, Admiral USN, wrote those memoirs in 1934 after a protracted and unique occupation as Commander of the convoy that effectively transported 1000000 U.S. GIs to Europe for the 1st international battle (developing the convoy approach because it remains to be used this day) after which being Commander of the Pacific Fleet through the evacuation of the White Russians from Vladivostok in the course of the 20s. A 60-foot monument to Admiral Gleaves' fulfillment which used to be erected through the French in entrance of the ocean wall at St. Nazaire and consequently blown up by way of the Germans after they invaded France in WWII was once reconstructed by way of the French as a part of the 50-year anniversary of the D-Day invasion. those memoirs are packed with interesting anecdotes and tales that have been taken from his diaries, now on everlasting personal loan to the U.S. Library of Congress.
Franklin Roosevelt stated of the writer: "Admiral Gleaves had already completed contrast within the army ahead of his eminent stature was once extra printed by way of his provider as commander of the cruiser and delivery strength throughout the international warfare. He prepared the tactic of our delivery carrier and accomplished the big activity assigned to him with out the lack of a unmarried soldier. For this provider he received the admiration of the realm. His lengthy naval occupation used to be characterised by way of nice versatility and by way of the maximum tact and international relations within the discharge of the numerous tasks which fell to him to perform."
Viscount Jellicoe, First Sea Lord of the British Admiralty, has acknowledged, "From a seaman's standpoint it's exceptional in history."

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