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Passport Not Required By R. E. White

Passport Not Required by R. E. White

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Before America entered World War II, twenty-two U.S. citizens went to England and volunteered with the Royal Navy.

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Passport Not Required: U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 by R. E. White

Before America entered World War II, twenty-two U.S. citizens went to England and volunteered with the Royal Navy. Commissioned between September 1939 and November 1941, they stood side by side with their British compatriots, enduring all the hardships during Britain's darkest hours of WWII, fighting with great bravery during the Battle of the Atlantic and on other fronts. They won great admiration from the British people. While the history of Americans serving in the Royal Air Force is well known, the story of these naval volunteers has not been previously told. Most trained at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, thus initiating what was to become the famous`over here' phenomenon as the two different cultures learned to adapt to each other's ways. The faculty commemorated the arrival of the first two men with a plaque in the Painted Hall; however, mindful of the possible legal consequences, since foreign military service is against US law and could have resulted in loss of citizenship, their names were omitted. Now, after more than 30 years of research, their identities and the details of their contributions can be made known. What makes this tale compelling is that the men actually had a significant impact on the war effort. Showing up was just the start; some achieved remarkable accomplishments. This is their story; who they were, what they did and why and what became of them.

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This delightful, well-researched book tells the story of twenty-two American citizens who volunteered to serve in the Royal Navy between 1939 and 1941 when America was neutral and the British Empire fought alone for the cause of freedom. The Naval Institute Press is to be congratulated for recognizing the importance of the subject matter and publishing it. This book. . . .serves as a fitting tribute to the memory of a group of brave men who `bent' their country's rules to join up and fight. It is a fascinating story, well told that will, I hope, appeal to a wide readership in both the USA and the Commonwealth; I thoroughly recommend it. * Journal of the Australian Naval Institute *

About R. E. White

Eric Dietrich-Berryman, a native of Germany, is a thirty-year veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He lives in Cape Henry, VA. Charlotte Hammond, a resident of Worthing, England, is a solicitor with a British law firm. Ronald E. White served in the Royal Navy in World War II. He died in 2009.

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NPB9781591142249
9781591142249
1591142245
Passport Not Required: U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 by R. E. White
New
Hardback
Naval Institute Press
2010-10-15
192
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