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Just finished reading Ian Hawkins' excellent book on WW2 destroyers.

I can heartily recommend this book to anyone wanting to find out about life at sea at the very sharp end; it contains many personal recollections, arranged in a timeline from the early days of the Phoney War through to VJ Day, from both the lower deck and the wardroom. The stories document life at sea and cover all aspects, e.g. boredom, weather and action and capture the harsh conditions under which our forebears lived, fought and survived (even on ships going down in 20 seconds!).

All in all an excellent insight into the RN of yesterday and an amazing testament to the ships and men that survived with th added bonus of supporting the Cavalier in Chatham.



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gypquitacorrie said:
Any chance os the ISBN Shippers, saves on all that searching!
Title: Destroyer, An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts of the War at Sea 1939-1945
Edited by Ian Hawkins
Published by Conway Maritime Press
ISBN 0 85177 947 6

That should ease the searching! :)

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