FREEDOM’S BATTLE. VOLUME I : THE WAR AT SEA, 1939-1945. AN ANTHOLOGY OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE SELECTED AND EDITED BY JOHN WINTON WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET THE EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA, KG, OM, DSO, FRS, ETC.

Winton, John. (Ed.).


£35.00




1st.ed., 1967. Xx + 416 pp., 34 photo-plates. D.j. 24 x 15cm. V.G. First published in 1967, this is the first volume (complete in itself) of a series of anthologies of personal experiences in the last war that went on to cover the Army and RAF. This book concentrates on the war at sea and provides accounts from men and women of the British and Commonwealth fleets, the Fleet Air Arm and the Merchant Navy – many published here for the first time. Arranged chronologically, accounts include eye-witness views of the loss of the COURAGEOUS, the destruction of the GRAF SPEE, the ALTMARK affair, Dunkirk, sinking of BISMARCK, and loss of ARK ROYAL, BARHAM and PRINCE OF WALES. Also experiences of torpedoed merchant seamen, the epic raid on St. Nazaire, Operation Pedestal, the Dieppe landings, MTBs in the Channel, landing craft, X-craft, D-Day, surrender of the U-boats, and the surrender of Japan. Other individual ships mentioned include HERMES, ONSLOW, WILD GOOSE and the famous tanker OHIO of Malta fame. PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF WWII AT SEA.


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