Harrison, W.


Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1987. 128 pp., photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 30 x 21cm. Upper and lower edges of inside flaps (only) of d.j., very narrowly trimmed, not affecting any text, 2 tape marks to edge of inside flap & e.p., which is slightly scuffed o/w V.G.+. During the Second World War the Fleet Air Arm’s Swordfish sank over 350,000 tons of enemy shipping, assisted in the destruction of at least 12 U-boats, and sank or seriously damaged about 30 Axis major warships. First-hand accounts and many previously unpublished photographs illustrate here the operations of the Swordfish, its crews and those who kept them flying. As well as covering the best-known actions - Taranto and BISMARCK – the author provides stories and anecdotes from a wide range of theatres and roles.

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