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Text Box: Part II:
The Crossing

Liberty ship send-off.

In part two of the story, the rifle, along with thousands of others, is loaded onto the Liberty Ship Donald E. Shea for delivery to England to help support the fast-approaching D-Day Invasion. The crew includes a cantankerous chief engineer with a litany of stories about how he lost his two missing fingers, a by-the-book captain, a young farm boy on his first trip to sea … and a Nazi saboteur bent on stopping the ship from ever reaching England.

“... we need to build ships faster than Hitler can sink them ...”

Attributed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Liberty ship shaft alley

German U-boat on patrol