1st.ed., 1962. 212 pp., 22 photo-plates. D.J., 21 x 14cm. V.G.+. A history of the British destroyer and its development together with an account of its important and diverse role during both World Wars. Their crews lived up to the destroyer tradition Seek out the enemy and attack and these ‘maids of all work’ were always to be found in the thick of almost every naval action carrying out a great variety of duties. The author uses 22 photographs to illustrate his assessment of the short but heroic career of these fast and deadly ships. A HISTORY OF BRITISH DESTROYERS FROM THEIR ORIGINS TO 1945.