The Song of the Seabees

Construimus, Batuimus (We Build, We Fight)



Something for the weekend.  Judy Garland singing the song of the Seabees seems appropriate for a Labor Day weekend.


At the outset of World War II, the Navy faced a task of unbelievable difficulty.  Around the globe, and especially in the Pacific, the Navy would be fighting in regions practically untouched by the modern world.  Everything to support military operations would have to be built from scratch:  bases, ports, airstrips, and an endless parade of other facilities.  The task was daunting, perhaps impossible.  However, the Navy had a secret weapon:  the American worker. (more…)

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