By the navigating officer of destroyer HMS Glamorgan which survived an Exocet missile hit. A vivid first hand account of daily life on the frontline on a RN escort at war. A gripping and realistic insight into a modern battle at sea.
The harrowing story of the men of HMS Ardent which was attacked 17 times, killing 22 of her crew before sinking. Focusing on the human cost in the loss of the ship it demonstrates the courage and sacrifice made by the crew
By a Royal Marine officer who commanded the Falklands garrison in the 1970s long before the invasion and had warned of the islands’ inadequate defences. He also mapped the islands for yachting purposes and his local knowledge was a great asset to the task force in 1982.
In-depth account of the amphibious operations to re-take the Falkland Islands. Explains the complexity and problems of amphibious warfare and details some of the tensions between the senior commanders.
Eminently readable and well paced, this covers the highs and lows of the RN in WWII. It has many deep historical insights including debunking the myth that it was solely the RAF that dettered the Germans from invading Britain in 1940.