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The End of Glory

War & Peace in HMS Hood 1916-1941

By Bruce Taylor

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Format: Hardback, 246 pages
Other Information: 45 b/w photographs, maps and line drawings
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 April 2012
There have been many fine books written on HMS Hood, the glory of the Royal Navy, while television and cinema have also taken the subject to their heart. No book, however, has ever offered the combination of in-depth research and thrilling narrative to be found in The End of Glory. For twenty years Hood symbolised the Royal Navy during the twilight years of the British Empire before, in 1941, being destroyed in seconds by the battleship Bismarck, a catastrophe that shattered the morale the British public. For those who manned her, however, she was both a home and a fighting platform, and this new book, through official documents as well as the personal accounts and reminiscences of more than 150 crewmen, offers a vivid image of the face of naval life and the face of naval battle.A brilliant behind-the scenes expose of a warship in peace and war, it not only paints an intimate picture of everyday life but deals with any number of controversial issues such as the Invergordon mutiny, escapades ashore and afloat, the Christmas mutiny of 1940 and the terrible conditions onboard in war. This coverage, based on so many original sources, makes for a truly compelling story which neither historian, enthusiast nor general reader will find easy to put down.

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The End of Glory is a very welcome addition to the Hood story. It is beautifully written and brings both the men and the machine vividly to life. If your looking for a single volume on the ship, her life and death, this is it. - Navy News

EAN: 9781848321397
ISBN: 1848321392
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 centimetres (0.68 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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