- Gebundene Ausgabe: 256 Seiten
- Verlag: Naval Institute Press; Auflage: Reprint (März 1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1557506965
- ISBN-13: 978-1557506962
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,7 x 14,8 x 2,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.562.152 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Escort: The Battle of the Atlantic (Classics of Naval Literature) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – März 1999
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Presents memoirs of a Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve officer who fought in WWII. He commanded a group of anti-submarine trawlers, a corvette, a succession of destroyers, and eventually an escort group. He spent the majority of his time in the North Atlantic participating in the longest battle of WWII, the campaign to protect Allied merchant shipping
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Denys Arthur Rayner was a Royal Navy officer who fought throughout the Battle of the Atlantic. After intensive war service at sea, Rayner became a writer, a farmer, and a successful designer and builder of small sailing craft. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
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You have to understand that firstly is was written in 1955, and so has no information on the latest revelations regarding the role of Ultra etc. It also appears to have written from memory - with no evidence of supporting documenation, consequently there are documentable errors with respect to Timiings and names etc. Nevertheless this is a legitimate addition to the history of the battle of the Atlantic - of ones man role in it as remembered a decade after the events by a man who spent 5 years continously in action and who suffered emotionally for it. If it is a little standoffish who are we to judge, had we experienced these things we may too want to be selective in whatt we record for posterity. For me this was an authentic memoir, worth reading, and a book that puts the documentaed history into a real personal perspective.
Since it reprinted I would suggest anyone who is a naval historian or likes naval warfare will enjoy this book guaranteed!
..... Sometime later followup - I'm now reading another of his - The Long Fight - I'm thinking the name is the same - and it turns out to be the same author. I google the name and find his bio - [...] - very interesting person.
..... Much later - I just read a very good book on convoy protection in corvettes - "Three Corvettes" by Monsarrat. These 2 authors have very similar backgrounds - yachtsmen become commanders and captains. Another excellent book of this type is Monserrat's "Three Corvettes". Three Corvettes