No Banners, No Bugles, by E Ellsberg

No Banners, No Bugles
Edward Ellsberg
First edition

The little-known WWII story of the salvage engineers whose daring and heroism helped the Allies win back North Africa.

Edward Ellsberg, one of the world’s great marine salvage engineers, returned to active duty when America entered WW2 with no easy assignment: clearing the vital port at Massawa, Eritrea, with no men, no equipment, and no budget. The book follows Ellsberg as the Allies prepare for Operation Torch, the fight to reclaim North Africa from the Axis powers. As General Eisenhower’s chief of salvage in the Mediterranean, Ellsberg needs to clear harbours all across North Africa. No Banners, No Bugles is the story of how Ellsberg tackled his greatest mission yet.

Hardback. No dust jacket. Top and bottom of spine rubbed. Front endpaper inscribed ‘Jean M Aeliu[?], Xmas 1949. Los Angeles’. Cutting about the author stuck on inside of back endpaper.

370 pages
No illustrations
152 mm x 208 mm (6 in x 8.75 in)
1949, Dodd, Mead & Co, NY



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