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APL passenger liners and freighters were key players in the Pacific war. Hoffman tells their tales here: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThere's the story of the PRESIDENT HARRISON, captured by the Japanese on the second day of the war after the captain rammed her onto a reef to render her useless; the dramatic rescue of the crew of the RUTH ALEXANDER, destroyed by Japanese bombers, who crowded aboard a Dutch seaplane that then had to taxi an astonishing five miles to take-off due to the weight; the Far East office staff of APL who were captured in Manila and spent the war in a prisoner camp; a valiant young purser aboard the RUTH ALEXANDER who soon returned to sea only to have his ship sunk again but keep volunteering until grounded for the duration, and more.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e Wrote Hoffman, \"In summary, prior to Pearl Harbor American President Lines had twenty owned vessels. All 20 'went to war' ... and only 3 came back.\" A moving and dramatic story. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eExcellent condition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Various: pre-war - "American President Lines' Role in WW2"

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American President Lines: "American President Lines' Role in World War II", a twenty-four page booklet written by Eugene Hoffman, APL's head of Public Relations, and printed in 1957.

What a stirring story! APL passenger liners and freighters were key players in the Pacific war. Hoffman tells their tales here:

There's the story of the PRESIDENT HARRISON, captured by the Japanese on the second day of the war after the captain rammed her onto a reef to render her useless; the dramatic rescue of the crew of the RUTH ALEXANDER, destroyed by Japanese bombers, who crowded aboard a Dutch seaplane that then had to taxi an astonishing five miles to take-off due to the weight; the Far East office staff of APL who were captured in Manila and spent the war in a prisoner camp; a valiant young purser aboard the RUTH ALEXANDER who soon returned to sea only to have his ship sunk again but keep volunteering until grounded for the duration, and more.

Wrote Hoffman, "In summary, prior to Pearl Harbor American President Lines had twenty owned vessels. All 20 'went to war' ... and only 3 came back." A moving and dramatic story.

Excellent condition.

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