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They were called Higgins

In 1970, the MladΓ‘ fronta publishing house published the book "Battle of Guadalcanal" in the Archive edition, written by a direct participant in the fighting, USMC officer Samuel B. Griffith II. It was the first time that the Czech reader received an authentic account of an operation that had the same significance for the Pacific as Stalingrad for the Eastern Front. I suspect it was in this book that I came across the name Higgins or Higgins' Boat, but I had to wait more than a quarter of a century - for the fall of the Iron Curtain - to find out what was behind this nickname.





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