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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, 2003. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP97097720
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Pr, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP30906080
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Pr, 2003. Buchzustand: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94985158
Buchbeschreibung Conway Maritime Pr, 2003. Buchzustand: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP96994127
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0851779476I4N00
Buchbeschreibung . Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002070330
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. little wear and scuff marks to jacket, pages in nice condition, shipped from the UK. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 205/BW/850H 476
Buchbeschreibung US Naval Institute Press, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0851779476
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 Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 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