In Action With Destroyers, 1939-1945, The Wartime Memoirs of Commander J A J Dennis DSC RN

A unique story that has been brought to a wider readership by the efforts of its editor. The destroyer was the backbone of naval operations in the role taken by the frigate in Nelson’s time. A fast paced story that grips the reader – Highly Recommended.


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NAME: In Action With Destroyers, 1939-1945, The Wartime Memoirs of 
Commander J A J Dennis DSC RN
FILE: R2672
AUTHOR: Commander Dennis, edited by Anthony Cumming
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES:  208
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, World War 2, 
destroyer, U-Boats, North Atlantic, Wolf Packs, submarines, anti-
submarine warfare, submarine warfare, naval blockade, sub hunter 
groups, maritime patrol aircraft, The Gap, Madagascar, Malta 
Convoys, Arctic Convoys

ISBN: 978-1-52617-359-9

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DESCRIPTION: A unique story that has been brought to a wider 
readership by the efforts of its editor. The destroyer was the 
backbone of naval operations in the role taken by the frigate in 
Nelson's time. A fast paced story that grips the reader  – Highly 
Recommended.

Commander Dennis was one of the most experienced destroyer captains 
of WWII, serving in four destroyers: HMS Griffin, HMS Savage, and 
then commanding HMS Valorous and HMS Tetcott. Inevitably much of 
his efforts were taken in convoy escort, but he also took part in 
the sinking of the Scharnhorst, the Madagascar operation and D-Day.

Destroyers varied greatly in size and power, some Destroyer Leaders 
being similar in size to the smaller light cruisers, with the 
smaller destroyers being designed to fill the shortage of warships 
for convoy escort. All of them were worked hard and served in some 
of the most dangerous and demanding actions of WWII.

The author has written a very engaging and enticing account which 
makes this a cracking read. The pace is fast, the danger and the 
action laid before the reader.

This is an important book and in the must read category.