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- DescriptionThere 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' class destroyers and others, weaving them seamlessly together using excerpts from books, news articles, speeches and his own authoritative notes.
- Author BiographyIan Hawkins, of Bacton, Suffolk, became interested in the history of the Second World War as a young boy growing up surrounded by operational airfields and military installations in East Anglia. This is his fifth book about the war during which his father, a Royal Navy destroyer commander, and an uncle, a Royal Air Force squadron leader, were both killed in action. A former civil engineer, he sustained very severe head injuries in an axe attack by a crazed alcoholic shortly after arriving in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in December 1976 to work on a tunnelling project. He is now confined to a wheelchair and has had to learn to write left-handed as his right side and both legs are paralysed.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication26/05/2005
- GenreTrue Military / Combat Stories
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintConway Maritime Press Ltd
- Out-of-print date27/08/2015
- Content Note38 illustrations
- Weight645 g
- Width127 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine43 mm
- Edited byIan Hawkins
- Introduction byJohn Hervey
- Foreword byLen Deighton
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