The British Sailor of the Second World War
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The British Sailor of the Second World War

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This book tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate sailors and navy personnel during the Second World War. It covers how they were recruited and trained and how they endured life at sea in hostile waters, protecting convoys in the Mediterranean, hunting submarines in the Atlantic, and standing up to relentless air attacks in the Pacific. Told through vivid first-hand accounts of life onboard, it reveals what it was like to be a sailor navigating, patrolling, and fighting in the largest theatre of the war - the vast oceans.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 144 x 204 x 6mm | 180g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 70 col
  • 0747812373
  • 9780747812371
  • 793,873

About Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed and widely published author has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates, and Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.show more

Table of contents

Introduction /Learning the Ropes / Life on Board / A Cruel Sea / Fury in the Mediterranean / In Eastern Seas / Demobilisation / Suggested reading / Places to visit / Indexshow more

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