America's Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and by Robert Shenk

By Robert Shenk

Drawing seriously on formerly unknown resources, Robert Shenk bargains a revealing portrait of America's small Black Sea Fleet within the years following global struggle I. Home-ported in Constantinople, army ships sped to the Crimea to aid evacuate a few 150,000 White Russians, after which coordinated the grain shipments that ended a negative Russian famine. The fleet's successes in evacuating approximately 200,000 ethnic Armenian and Greek refugees from Smyrna and in rescuing tens of millions from mainland Turkey also are distinct in complete. Shenk's incisive depiction of Admiral Mark Bristol as either head of U.S. naval forces and the United States s leader diplomat within the area William Leahy, Thomas Kinkaid, Julian Wheeler, and diplomat Allen Dulles served below him aid to make this publication the first-ever entire account of a necessary, yet little-known naval venture.

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Easterly winds, insomuch that this part of the enterprize failed. ated at the south-east extremity of New Holland, running down the southern coast till the 3d of January. thirds of this coast they explored. The south. east winds, and the want of water, obliged them, on the 20th of February, to stop at Cape Diernes, the south. east extremity of that great Island; in this part of the southern coast they met with very fine harbours. At the end of three weeks they steered for New Zealand, visiting the Friendly Islands, New Caladonia, Solomon's Islands, or the country of the Arsacides, the side of Louisiana Bougain ville had not seen, New Brittany, and the Admiralty Islands.

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