‘You ask me why I do not write something. . . . . I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions, which bring results.’
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Crewmen on board the USS Essex (CV-9) seek diversion from the monotony of their work and the terror of combat in the written word. Unfortunately, the two Sailors are identified only as “photographers Bennett and Collins,” and the date between August 1944 and June 1945.
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