Oscar E. Gilbert was a U.S. Marine Corps artilleryman and instructor, and retired after a thirty-eight year career in government service, university teaching, and international petroleum exploration. He is the author of numerous books on military history.
World War Two's Allied landings take a large proportion of the
book, but the work goes beyond that, looking at both before and
after the 1940s. * Classic Military Vehicle Magazine *
This splendid, handy, pocket sized book [...] provides ean excellent brief introduction to an important but much neglected aspect of naval warfare. Well recommended. * Scuttlebutt *