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  1. Night Action: MTB Flotilla at War (A Bantam War Book)

    [0553147641]
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This memoir is Peter Dickens’ account of his experiences as the young commander of the 21st MTB Flotilla during 1942-43, mainly in the North Sea and the Channel. In all the annals of the war at sea, comparatively little has been written about the role of the torpedo boat, and yet these small and vulnerable boats, traveling at high speed amid storms and gunfire, and usually under the cover of darkness, managed to closely engage enemy convoys and escorts in high-speed attacks and wreak havoc among the German supply lines. Like the sailors who fought against the U-boats in the battle of the Atlantic, Dickens and his comrades were experiencing a new kind of warfare and had to hit upon the techniques and tactics as they went along; their kind of action called for great courage, spilt-second timing and complete understanding between captain and crew. Night Action is a lively and thrilling account, but also one which is frank and carefully considered; there is humor but the horror of war is never far away and the author conveys to the reader a sharp sense of the reality of those operations in a way that no history book can do. Captain Peter Dickens DSO, MBE DSC was the son of Admiral Sir Gerald Dickens and the great-grandson of Charles Dickens. Service in the Norwegian campaign, at Dunkirk and on escort duties on the East Coast preceded his spell as Senior Officer of 21st MTB Flotilla. He was for many years the President of the Coastal Forces Veterans Association.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Captain Peter Dickens
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780553147643
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
0553147641
Label
Bantam Books
Manufacturer
Bantam Books
PublicationDate
1987-03
Publisher
Bantam Books
Studio
Bantam Books
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