Artillery at the Golden Gate
The Harbor Defenses of San Francisco in World War II
By Brian B. Chin
ALL NEW EDITION
Artillery at the Golden Gate tells the story of the "concrete soldiers," the US Army coast artillerymen who manned the huge seacoast rifles and underwater minefields guarding the San Francisco harbor during World War II.
Brian Chin's book recreates the atmosphere of wartime San Francisco and recounts in vivid detail the life of the Army coast artillerymen stationed in a world of full alerts and combat discipline within sight of San Francisco.
Based on interviews with veterans and supported by official records, press accounts, and over 170 historical photographs, this book paints a rich mosaic of memorable Army personalities and their intriguing experience in the wartime port city.