WITH THE CARRIERS IN KOREA. THE FLEET AIR ARM STORY, 1950-1953.

Lansdown, John R. P.


£45.00




Square One, Worcester, 1st.ed., 1992. (Vii) + 485 pp., frontis + many photo-plates, drawings, maps, etc. D.j., 23 x 16cm. FINE. On the whole the Korean War has been largely neglected and the small number of books available tend to concentrate on the actions of British, Commonwealth and American soldiers. However, both the Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy played a major role in the war, and on the British side the Fleet Air Arm was particularly active but their deeds have been largely overlooked. This book redresses the balance. The author served with the FAA aboard the carrier HMS GLORY that fought in the war alongside the carriers HMS TRIUMPH, THESEUS, OCEAN, UNICORN & HMAS SYDNEY. The author provides an historical perspective of the period leading up to the conflict and the definitive account of the sea and air operations of the Fleet Air Arm in South East Asia from 1950 to 1953. All Royal Navy, Commonwealth and United States Navy ships involved are mentioned, and all the carriers that saw action are described in detail. Illustrated with many photographs, etc. FINE copy of the original edition ; a second edition was published in Cheshire in 1997.


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