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PATTINSON, William MOUNTBATTEN, Lord) H.R.H The Prince Of Wales. (Foreword) ZIEGLER, Philip. (Preface) Listings

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1 PATTINSON, William MOUNTBATTEN, Lord) H.R.H The Prince of Wales. (Foreword) ZIEGLER, Philip. (Preface) Mountbatten and the Men of the Kelly. in dj
William Kimber, 1986, 
PATTINSON, William. Mountbatten and the Men of the "Kelly". Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales; preface by Philip Ziegler. Wellingborough: PatrickStephens, (1986). Pp 216. Illustrated with numerous photos and facsimiles to text. 4to, black cloth. For the first two years of the World War II Captain Louis Mountbatten commanded the destroyer HMS Kelly. Although the ship was sunk during the Battle of Crete Mountbatten maintained a close association with the surviving crew members through the Kelly Reunion Association in which he served as President until his death. "This is the story of HMS Kelly, of the men who sailed in her, of her triumphs and disasters, of the Kelly Reunion Association which today still unites the survivors from her crew. Above all, it is the story of her Captain. [...] The book contains manydramatic, humorous and harrowing accounts of incidents during the short, h ectic wartime career of the Kelly, including Mountbatten's own gripping description of her sinking by German dive bombers off Crete in May 1940. It also includes accounts by other survivors from the ship's last engagement [...]." -from the dust jacket. Vg in lightly rubbed dj. 60.00

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