“PACIFIC WAR DIARY 1942-1945” By James J. Fahey. Foreword by Samuel Eliot Morison. Written in secret and against strict U.S. Navy regulations, this is the contraband diary of an American sailor. James Fahey, seaman first class, served aboard the light-cruiser USS Montpelier (CA-57) and fought in every major naval engagement of the Pacific War––from Guadalcanal to the Japanese surrender in 1945. In blunt sailor’s language, the author describes those historic navy battles, the wild Australian shore leaves, the misery, the heroism, the humor and the hell of World War II. Here brought terrifyingly to life, Fahey’s war. 1984 Paperback, 404 pages, 13 black and white photos, maps, no index.
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