Glendaruel, Argyll, 2nd ed., 1997. 192 pp., many photo-ills., D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The story of the terrible disaster that befell the American-built escort carrier HMS DASHER on the afternoon of the 27th March 1943, between Ardrossan and the Isle of Arran on the River Clyde. The carrier blew up and sank with the lives of 379 sailors ; a casualty list in home waters second only to the sinking of the ROYAL OAK. The author wrote a book on the DASHER affair in 1995, the first full account of this almost unknown naval disaster shrouded in wartime secrecy. Since that book was published a great deal of new material has come to light, and so this new edition was published two years later. The new material contains many extra original statements, new evidence challenging the official version and the official Board of Enquiry, an investigation into the secret disposal of bodies, and additional hitherto unpublished photographs. The important second edition of 1997.