By: Easton, Alan. Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer.

Price: $45.00 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

287 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Archie Whelan / This describes a very different / environment in which you / & I worked together, but I / hope you'll like reading about it. / Your old friend / Alan Easton. / March 1963." B&w illustrations. "In this exciting book, Lieutenant-Commander Alan Easton of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve tells of his experiences during the Second World War. The first ship he commanded was a corvette with faulty engines. His second corvette saw convoy action and battled both German U-boats and bad weather. Then Easton was given command of a destroyer which saw action in the English Channel on the day of the Normandy invasion. Easton gives a thrilling and detailed account of this successful naval engagement. But '50 North' is as much concerned with everyday life on board small warships as it is with the Atlantic battle as a whole. For this reason (it) is the first Canadian book of its kind. Easton is able to portray with vividness the seamen under him, their minor quarrels as well as the more important problems which occasionally develop between the crew and the commanding officers." Very light browning to edges of text block, small bump to top of front hinge, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has old tape repairs for large and small tears with creases, a few small edge chips, light browning, rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve.


Author Name: Easton, Alan. Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer.

Categories: Military - Naval, Military - World War II, Military - Naval: World War II, Canada - Biography,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1963

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 28751

Keywords: World War II, Second, Royal Canadian Navy, RCN, Convoys, U-Boats, Corvettes, H.M.C.S. Baddeck, Sackville, Matane, Saskatchewan, Frigates, Destroyers, Personal narratives, Atlantic Battle, Warships, Crew, English Channel, Normandy, Reserve.,