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JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.

Author Name    Connell, G.G.

Title   JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   Revised Edition

Publisher    Crecy 1995

ISBN Number    0947554556 / 9780947554552

Seller ID   15895

236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and tiny dint/scuff on rear panel, very small faint sticker pull repair on panel.

World  War  II,  Royal  Navy,  RNVR,  Ordinary  Seamen,  Reminiscences,  Matelot,  Reservists,  Shipboard  Life,  Ships,  Corvettes,  Battleships,  Destroyers,  Discipline,  Battle  River  Plate,  Convoy  PQ17,  Sicily,  Sirte,  Terminology,  Phrases,  Ajax,  Convoys,  Exeter,  Sailors,  Admiral  Graf  Spee,  Achilles,  Ajax,  Albert  Bishop,  B.  Burns,  Thomas  Bywater,  Coventry,  Exeter,  Sydney  France,  Spiv  Francis,  Frobisher,  Fury,  Ganges,  D.S.  Goodbrand,  Thomas  Henry  Guard,  E.  Harlow,  W.E.  Hope,  Hipper,  Legion,  Mauritius,  Obdurate,  Obedient,  Onslow,  Oribi,  Petard,  Frank  Risdon,  Bill  Sands,  George  Sims,  Eric  Smith,  Leslie  Stevenson,  Tirpitz,  Philip  Vian,  York,  C.H.L.  Woodhouse,  Zulu,  Submarines,  U-Boats, 

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