The authors have made good use of first hand accounts and provided an exceptional photo-plate section to support their text. This book encapsulates the incredible service of RN destroyers during WWII – Most Highly recommended.
NAME: Destroyer At War, The Fighting Life And Loss Of HMS Havock From The Atlantic to the Mediterranean 1939 - 1942 FILE: R2624 AUTHOR: David Goodey, Richard Osborne PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, frontline BINDING:hard back PAGES: 293 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, destroyers, cruisers, convoy escort, hunters, Mediterranean, Taranto, HMS Illustrious, fleet battles ISBN: 1-52670-900-7 IMAGE: B2624.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ydfvwt5z LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The authors have made good use of first hand accounts and provided an exceptional photo-plate section to support their text. This book encapsulates the incredible service of RN destroyers during WWII – Most Highly recommended. The destroyer and the light cruiser were to the RN in WWII what the frigate had been in Nelson's day. There were never enough of them. They were worked very hard and, on occasion, placed in positions were they could only die gloriously. HMS Havock was one of the most famous British destroyers of WWII and her crew fought with great bravery in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In a short career, she won an impressive eleven battle honours. As a destroyer, she was always at great risk and had a short life prospect. Losses in the first two years of war were painful for the destroyers, but she survived and fought on to 1942, making a notable contribution to the sea war in the Mediterranean. The authors and the fifty surviving crew who contributed to the making of this book have produced a very readable and motivating story of a ship that fought hard and died hard. This is a book that deserves to be read