By Robert Shenk
Drawing seriously on formerly unknown assets, Robert Shenk bargains a revealing portrait of America's small Black Sea Fleet within the years following global warfare I. Home-ported in Constantinople, army ships sped to the Crimea to assist evacuate a few 150,000 White Russians, after which coordinated the grain shipments that ended a bad Russian famine. The fleet's successes in evacuating approximately 200,000 ethnic Armenian and Greek refugees from Smyrna and in rescuing tens of hundreds of thousands from mainland Turkey also are designated in complete. Shenk's incisive depiction of Admiral Mark Bristol as either head of U.S. naval forces and the US s leader diplomat within the area William Leahy, Thomas Kinkaid, Julian Wheeler, and diplomat Allen Dulles served less than him support to make this e-book the first-ever accomplished account of an essential, yet little-known naval venture.
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America's Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923 by Robert Shenk