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Zovacor

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Battle of Veracruz
« on: May 28, 2012, 10:02:02 pm »
The Essex witnessed the U.S. landing force take Veracruz on the 21st and 22nd of April, 1914:

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Don't know how to do Wikipedia, but these seem like some good source materials for :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_occupation_of_Veracruz

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Re: Battle of Veracruz
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 10:13:42 pm »
How interesting! 

HMS Bristol was involved in the aftermath in July: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=209.msg29871#msg29871

and HMS Lancaster later in April: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=1103.msg16300#msg16300

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Re: Battle of Veracruz
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 11:08:55 pm »
I love the way 'Hands cleaning ship' etc was neatly placed on the page and the description of the battle filled in the gaps with comments about bullets and shrapnel landing near ship. I'm sure the crew were a little more nervous than the account indicated.

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Re: Battle of Veracruz
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 10:11:47 pm »
i believe I have posted these books before but I will post them again for further reading on Mexican Revolution and the US Intervetion there:
Blood on the Border Clarence C Clendenen
Intervention J.D. Eisenhower
Chasing Villa Frank Tompkins
the Border and revolution C.M Harris III & L.R Sadler
The Mexican Revolution The Constitutionalist Years Charles C cumberland
The General and the jaguar Eileen Welsome
Osprey has a book The Mexican Revolution 1910-1920

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Re: Battle of Veracruz
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 01:43:49 am »
THere is a book on this incident"The Landing at Veracruz" Jack Sweetman. I should also include my warning that some of the above books my not be suitable for everyone.