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The physical casualty lists of the Second World War as of December 1944, including: US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard (both piled to the left), the US Merchant Marines (small center bundle) and the rest all belonging to the US Army.

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demons: “ The physical casualty lists of the Second World War as of December 1944, including: US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard (both piled to the left), the US Merchant Marines (small center...

A surfaced U-Boat torpedoes a merchant steamer during the First World War. Q 20343

Voices of the First World War: The Submarine War

In the Mediterranean, near Malta, in a dark night I met a British convoy with cruisers and destroyers and I attacked and I sank a ship…Submarines played a significant military role for the first time during the First World War. Both the British and German navies made use of their submarines against enemy warships from the outset. Franz Becker commanded German submarines – known as U-boats – from 1915. He recalled an encounter with a British ship.

map indicating Merchant Ship Losses in the Atlantic from Aug 1, 1942 to May 31, 1943

The Battle of the Atlantic - The Second World War - History - Remembrance

Remember Canada’s Veterans

Merchant Marine WWII Poster

Merchant Marine WWII Poster

Battle of the Atlantic: Allied Convoys

The Battle of the North Atlantic: Allied Convoys - Paperblog

There are many battles in World War Two which historians claim to be the “most important battle of the war.” But the Battle of the North Atlantic really was the most important battle of the war.

The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II

These daring seamen kept the Allied troops armed and fed while at the mercy of German U-boats

United States Merchant Marine.  A fleet of civilian ships serving in US territorial waters, the merchant marine becomes a naval auxiliary in time of war.

United States Merchant Marine. A fleet of civilian ships serving in US territorial waters, the merchant marine becomes a naval auxiliary in time of war.

Merchant Marine Blazer Badge.  My grandfather was a merchant marine

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Achieving Recognition: World War II service of Merchant Marine saved for posterity

We anchored just off of Utah Beach

Achieving Recognition: World War II service of Merchant Marine saved for posterity

Merchant Marines  Although they suffered the greatest casualty rate of any service, merchant mariners who served in World War II were denied such recognition until 1988 when a Federal Court ordered it.  How very sad.  My father and brother both graduated from USMMA

Merchant Marines Although they suffered the greatest casualty rate of any service, merchant mariners who served in World War II were denied such recognition until 1988 when a Federal Court ordered it. How very sad. My father and brother both graduated from USMMA

If the Germans sank Allied merchant ships transporting weapons, raw materials, and food at a faster rate than this shipping could be replaced, then Britain would slowly lose the ability to wage war. This struggle was known as the ‘Battle of the Atlantic’. Halifax was the main port on the east coast of North America where merchant ships formed into convoys, groups of merchant vessels that sailed together for the hazardous trans-Atlantic crossing.

A Chronology of Canadian Military History - 1939-1945

The Canadian War Museum - A Chronology of Canadian Military History. The Battle of the Atlantic. 1939-1945 German strategy was to cut Britain’s ocean lifeline by a massive submarine (U-boat) offensive.

The Battle of the Atlantic was fought in the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Irish Sea, Labrador Sea, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Outer Banks, and Arctic Ocean

Nora's Journey through History

D-DAY Dwight d eisnhower led the biggest attack in history. This was located in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Over 200,000 troops of british, american and canadian soldiers landed on the Beaches gold, Juno, Sword, Utah and omaha. The most casualaities were on omaha. americans were killed right as they set foot on the beach. they pushed inland to france and soon to paris. This was a very important event becuase so many people died trying to rescue france and the force it took to take…