Army & Navy - COMMAND: The Rescue of Tweed


On July 10 the U.S. fleet was softening up Guam for the invasion that was soon to come. But not all men on all ships were intent on the bombardment. On one warship, close in toward shore, sailormen had picked up the flashing of sunlight from a mirror. They watched, fascinated. What they were seeing was the end of one of the most extraordinary personal experiences of the war.

After a while the little bright eye of the mirror blinked for the last time. Then through the glasses, U.S. sailormen saw a ragged figure,...

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