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By Tony Ditcham

ISBN-10: 1848321759

ISBN-13: 9781848321755

From first becoming a member of the Royal military in 1940 till the tip of the crusade opposed to Japan, Tony Ditcham was once within the entrance line of the naval warfare. After short provider within the battlecruiser Renown off Norway and opposed to the Italians, he went into destroyers and observed motion in so much eu theatres – opposed to S-boats and plane in 'bomb alley' off Britain's East Coast, on Arctic convoys to Russia, and at last in a flotilla screening the house Fleet. throughout the dramatic conflict of the North Cape in December 1943 he used to be most likely the 1st guy to really see the Scharnhorst and from his place within the gun director of HMS Scorpion loved a grandstand view of the sinking of the good German battleship (his account was once so vibrant that it shaped the foundation of the outline within the reputable history). Later his send operated off the yank seashores in the course of D-Day, the place of her sister ships have been sunk with heavy demise, and he ended the conflict en direction for the British Pacific Fleet and the invasion of Japan.

This incident-packed occupation is acknowledged with restraint, lots of humour and vibrant descriptive energy – his account of broaching and nearly capsizing in an Arctic iciness typhoon is nearly as good as whatever within the literature of the ocean. the end result makes enchanting examining, and because the surviving veterans quickly decline in numbers, this can become one of many final nice eyewitness narratives of the naval war.

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