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.
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 IMAGE: B2672.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y7r93ffb LINKS: 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.