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Scott, Ian

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Librería: Articles of War Ltd (Silver City, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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London: Herbert Jenkins, no date. c.1943, First printing. Hard bound in dj , VG-/Good + ( dj has edge wear and several chips on spine, prev. owners name front free end paper ), 190 pages, 9 illustrations.----------------------------A strange prophecy by a Chinese priest to the author while he was serving in submarines in the Far East provides a dramatic prologue to this vivid record of the war at sea. From there, which brings his story up to the historic sinking of the Royal Oak, he describes his experiences during the first homeric years of the struggle against Nazi Germany.In command of a sloop, the author escorted troops and stores to France and participated in the evacuation of the British Army from the hell of Dunkirk. From Dunkirk to Brest his ship gallantly played its part in this unparalleled achievement. Finally, dive-bombed, ablaze and sinking, his ship, through the sheer grit and seamanship of her officers and men, made harbour—battered, but afloat.Inevitably, interwoven in a narrative such as this are the personal stories of the men in the minesweepers, motor torpedo-boats, submarines and the Naval Air Arm whose intrepid exploits range from Norway to Boulogne, from Taranto to Tobruk and beyond. -----------------------------------------The author then outlines his experiences and adventures in a Special Service ship, sweeping the seas from Greenland to the Indian Ocean for powerful enemy raiders which seek to evade the vigilance of the Navy to prey upon the convoys. He reached the Red Sea to take a hand in the brilliant operations that led to the collapse of the Italian Colonial Empire and concludes with the events of the long passage home.Written colourfully and well, this book is not only a record of courage and high adventure : it gives, too, a clear impression of the magnitude of the Navy's task in the seven seas and what it has achieved in the face of overwhelming odds. N° de ref. de la librería 37122

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Título: MY WAR AT SEA.

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Mail order business, specialists for over since 1961 in Military, Naval & Aviation history from all periods of History, including some stocks of Military, Historical, Mystery & Science Fiction. Previosuly located in Skokie, IL.

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