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Inhaltsangabe: As Len Deighton writes in the foreword to this haunting and thought-provoking book: 'This account of the men who took their small ships into the deepest and cruellest waters is clearly the result of years of research and hard work. These crews endured the most terrible conditions imaginable even without facing enemy fire...I think I shall never forget some of the stories. Here is a book that matches and complements that bestseller of the post-war years, The Cruel Sea. Surely no one will read this book without being deeply moved and inspired by the ungrudging sacrifice and the all-pervading cheerfulness. Some were professional sailors, some were peacetime naval men, but most of them were civilians who never truly adapted to a cold, cramped, wet, life in a bouncing tin can but did their duty nevertheless.' '...they have been where we have not. They have seen what we shall never see.' (Michael Watkins) There is no more vivid and poignant account than one at first hand, and Editor Ian Hawkins has drawn together numerous stories from those men who served on the B- and C-class destroyers, weaving them seamlessly together using excerpts from books, news articles, speeches, and his own authoritative notes. Accounts are arranged in chronological order and cover the mundanity of patrol, the strain of convoy escort, the heat of battle and loss of ships and lives. Among the more celebrated events, the accounts describe the evacuation of Dunkirk and Boulogne, the engagement of Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prince Eugen, and D-Day itself, as seen through the eyes of lieutenant commanders, captains, engineers, signalmen, telegraphists, surgeons, and crewmen. In some cases the Editor has often found eye witnesses to describe episodes from differing viewpoints and the result is a solid work that not only fills a gap in the recorded history of the War but can also be used as an overall view of it.
Titel: Destroyer: An Anthology of First-Hand ...
Verlag: US Naval Institute Press
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0851779476I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Pr, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94985158
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Press 1st printing, London, 2003. 416 p., photos, appendices, biblio, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 60340
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Press Ltd, Lon., 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. very nice copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 028754
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime. Buchzustand: Very Good, Very Good. 2003. 8VO, B/W Phot & Ill, Hardcover Hardcover. Clean blue cloth boards with title on spine. Light foredge soil.Text pages are clean. Very nice color illustrated dust jacket has been placed in protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 036551
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime, London, 2003. 1st ed. Damp affected - some light staining & wrinkling to pages & dust jacket; boards a little stained. Binding tight; dust jacket protected in removable clear film. Used - Good. Fair hardback in Good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS172493I
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808517794784.0
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 416pp, inscribed and dated by author to half title page, no other inscriptions, not price clipped, illustrated. Wrapper very slightly rubbed to edges but no tears or fading. Very nice condition copy internally with no turned over page corners, overall appears almost unread. Heavy book, please inquire for postage. Inscribed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 021790
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Pr, United Kingdom, 2004. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st (Not Stated). Wear to spine of DJ Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HC2735
Buchbeschreibung US Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0851779476 Hardback with dustjacket. Slight shelfwear to DJ otherwise no damage. Internally clean, except message on inside first page. Very good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers F12A70019