USS Fall River CA 131 CRUISE BOOK 1946-47 on CD RARE

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  • Sold Date: Dec 07, 2006
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USS Fall River CA 131

Cruise Book 1946-1947


Bring the Cruise Book to Life with this Multimedia Presentation

This CD will Exceed your Expectations

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A great part of Naval history.

You would be purchasing an exact copy of the USS Fall River cruise book shortly after World War II. Each page has been placed on a CD for years of enjoyable computer viewing. The CD comes in a plastic sleeve with a custom label. Every page has been enhanced and is readable. Rare cruise books like this sell for a hundred dollars or more when buying the actual hard copy if you can find one for sale.

This would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who may have served aboard her. Usually only ONE person in the family has the original book. The CD makes it possible for other family members to have a copy also. You will not be disappointed we guarantee it.

Some of the items in this book are as follows:

Departmental Duties and Responsibities Divisional Group Photos with Names and Rank Navy Day in Boston Shakedown Cruise Many shipboard Activities Ports of Call in Shanghai China, Nagasaki Japan and others Bikini A-Bomb Test Over 160 pictures and the USS Fall River story on 115 Pages.

Plus over 50 Personal Photos of a shipmate aboard at this time.

Once you view this CD you will know what life was like on this heavy Cruiser shortly after WWII.

Additional Bonus:

6 Minute Audio of " Sounds of Boot Camp " in the late 50's early 60's Other Interesting Items Include: The Oath of Enlistment The Sailors Creed Core Values of the United States Navy Military Code of Conduct Navy Terminology Origins (8 Pages) Examples: Scuttlebutt, Chewing the Fat, Devil to Pay, Hunky-Dory and many more. 25 Hi Res Images of the " World War Two Memorial " in Washington DC

Why a CD instead of a hard copy book?

The pictures will not be degraded over time. Self contained CD no software to load . Thumbnails, table of contents and index for easy viewing reference. View as a digital flip book or watch a slide show. (You set the timing options) Back ground patriotic music and Navy sounds can be turned on or off. Viewing options are described in the help section. Bookmark your favorite pages. The quality on your screen may be better than a hard copy with the ability to magnify any page . Full page viewing slide show that you control with arrow keys or mouse. Designed to work on a Microsoft platform. (Not Apple or Mac) Will work with Windows 98 or above. Personal Comment from "Navyboy63"

The cruise book CD is a great inexpensive way of preserving historical family heritage for yourself, children or grand children especially if you or a loved one has served aboard the ship. It is a way to get connected with the past especially if you no longer have the human connection.

If your loved one is still with us, they might consider this to be a priceless gift. Statistics show that only 25-35% of sailors purchased their own cruise book. Many probably wished they would have. It's a nice way to show them that you care about their past and appreciate the sacrifice they and many others made for you and the FREEDOM of our country. Would also be great for school research projects or just self interest in World War II documentation.

We never knew what life was like for a sailor in World War II until we started taking an interest in these great books. We found pictures which we never knew existed of a relative who served on the USS Essex CV 9 during World War II. He passed away at a very young age and we never got a chance to hear many of his stories. Somehow by viewing his cruise book which we never saw until recently has reconnected the family with his legacy and Naval heritage. Even if we did not find the pictures in the cruise book it was a great way to see what life was like for him. W...