The Sailors Behind the Medals


Waging War At Sea 1939 - 1945

By: Chris Bilham
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781473896499
Published: 6th September 2017
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

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The Sailors Behind the Medals

The story of the Royal Navy in the Second World War is an epic, consisting both of dramatic battles such as the River Plate and Matapan, and drawn-out campaigns such as the escort of convoys to Malta and northern Russia. The author examines the careers of twenty-three sailors who took part in these actions which resulted in the award of their medals. He illustrates a cross-section of the war-time Navy long-service regulars, volunteers, recalled veterans of the Great War, Hostilities Only ratings. They served in nearly every kind of warship and in all the main theatres of the war and their individual acts of gallantry under extreme conditions make for inspiring reading. The author also examines the medals that were awarded for gallantry.

 




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