Lost Voices of the Royal Navy

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Definitely worth reading for any perspective on the Upper and Lower Decks from WWI to WWII. I'd highly recommend it to anybody interested in any aspects of life in the RN.

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rod-gearing said:
Just read this book by Max Arthur published by Hodder.
Very moving stories dating from 1914 up to 1945.
Well worth a read.
ISBN 978-0-340-83814-3
Excellent book. Interesting comments too about your alma mater Rod.
 
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I've only just found this thread. I'd read this book earlier this year. What astonishes me is the almost matter of fact way that some of the violent/horrific events are related. But then I shouldn't be if I think back on my career. There must be that typical (British) military understatement but also some suppression of the more horrific aspects of some of the actions. I guess it's harder for a modern day matelot to relate to some of the instances because we don't have an infantry role now, and that many of these events were formative in the way the Navy has changed to become the way it is (and I mean for the better, all you cynics!)
 
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