Destroyers. First Edition in dustjacket.. Signed

By: REEMAN, Douglas.

Price: $200.00

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REEMAN, Douglas. The Destroyers. (London) : Hutchinson of London, (1974). First Edition. Pp [1]-[318],(2). 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to spine. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1346. “The eight destroyers, affectionately or despairingly nicknamed the Scrapyard Flotilla by the men who served them, had seen just about every kind of action at sea since they were originally built to fight the Kaiser's navy. By 1941 the Second World War had reached a turning point for the Allies, and the help prepare the way for the invasion of Northern Europe, the old flotilla was transformed to the controlof Special Operations to be used for hard-hitting raids wherever they woul d be the most value. Were the ships chosen because of the experience or because they were expendable? The uneasiness of Lieutenant Commander Keith Drummond, captain of the destroyer Warwick, was further roused by the appointment of Captain Dudley Beaumont to control the destiny of the flotilla. Hailed as a “hero” by the press, Beaumont should have been the obvious choice for the job, but Drummond knew that it took more than an ability to survive to make a hero.” - from the dj. Owner's name and address, browning to endpapers, else very good in edge-browned, unclipped dustjacket, with a corresponding “The Destroyers” book mark. Signed by the author without inscription.200.00

Title: Destroyers. First Edition in dustjacket.. Signed

Author Name: REEMAN, Douglas.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Hutchinson of London, London, 1974,:

Seller ID: 83063

Keywords: NAUTICAL LITERATURE FICTION NAVY ROYAL BRITISH ENGLISH DESTROYERS WWII WW2 WAR SEA SIGNED NAVAL,