Harrison, W.


1st ed., 1987. 128 pp., photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 30 x 21cm. Small owner’s label removed from f.f.e.p., o/w FINE. 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 First-hand accounts and many previously unpublished photographs illustrate here the operations of the Swordfish, its crews and those who kept them flying.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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