Before unmanned drones high in the sky were the main US offensive weapons, more rudimentary strategies were used. Travel back to 1944 when steel and men fought surrounded by relentless seas. Learn about The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, a brave but highly outmatched small naval group, as they fight near the Philippines.
With its bright and beautiful seascapes, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is beautiful. It sets the scene for a David vs. Goliath battle between the United States and Japanese navies. There are some graphic injuries depicted here so it is best for middle school and up.
I learned a lot about how WWII naval warfare and communication worked (or didn’t work) without reading a dense history textbook or memoir. I recommend it to anyone looking for an up-close look at World War II naval warfare. 4 stars!
Thanks to Dead Reckoning and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.