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Volume I in a unique trilogy of books which comprise brilliantly vivid eyewitness accounts of war at sea, in the air and on land in the Second World War. Here are the victories and defeats, the extraordinary and the typical, the tragic and the comic.
John Winton joined the Royal Navy in 1949 as a cadet and retired in 1963 as a Lieutenant-Commander. He is widely known as a novelist and historian of the sea. His books include the novels A Drowning War and Aircraft Carrier, and works of non-fiction such as Find, Fix and Strike- The Fleet Air Arm at War 1939-45, War in the Pacific- Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay, Air Power at Sea 1939-1945, The Death of the 'Scharnhorst', Ultra at Sea and Ultra in the Pacific. He died in 2001.
"To the creators of this inviting and exciting book, to its editor and to his publishers must go unstinted praise" * Naval Review * "It is a gem. It is the almost perfect bedside book... He has mastered one of the most difficult of literary techniques, the selection and presentation as a single work of art of a long series of excerpts from other people's work. In short, he is the ideal editor" * Irish Press *