Books: Thank God for the Navy

THE INVASION OF FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945 (360 pp.)—Samuel Eliot Morison—Atlantic-Little, Brown ($6.50).

The individual G.I. may have been little aware of naval support during the Normandy invasion, but when Major General Leonard Gerow went ashore to set up V Corps headquarters, his first message to General Bradley was: "Thank God for the United States Navy!" That is also the message of Rear Admiral (ret.) Samuel Eliot Morison, U.S.N.R., in his massive naval chronicle of World War II. Of the 14 volumes he blocked out, only three remain to be written. Vol. XI, The...

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