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BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. (Stittsville, Ontario : Canada's Wings, Inc., 1982). First Edition. Pp. (10),1-198. Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine.
Len Burrow (b. 1915, Toronto).
Émile Beaudoin (b. 1919, St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, Québec - d. March 25th, 2012, Québec City) and RCN wireless operation and survivor of the Athabaskan.
"This book was written about a ship and the men who served in her. It does not pretend to be a naval historical document nor a novel. It is really a memorial, which at the same time tells a story about Canadians who served at sea some forty years ago.
Athabaskan's story has been recorded here by two men, one of whom served in her as a Leading Telegraphist and the other an ex-member of the RCAF whose brother was lost in the ship. Their sources of information are many and varied -- diaries of men who were lost, official Allied and enemy records, and personal interviews with surviving members of Athabaskan's company." - from the introductory note.
Includes numerous photograhs of the ship on active duty, as well as of the crew (both ashore and at sea).
1. Birth of a Tribal Class Destroyer;
2. A Fine Company of Men;
3. First Voyage to the Arctic;
4. Flexing Her Muscles;
5. The Bay of Biscay;
6. Second Voyage to the Arctic;
7. In the Footsteps of Drake;
8. The Hunters;
9. Journey's End;
10. Brave Partner.
Gallery of Honour;
Mystery of the E-Boats;
Their Story Must Be Told;
I. Lieutenant-Commander Stubbs' Report, 27 April 1944;
II. List of Athabaskan's Company Present on Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
III. List of Athabaskan's Company Who Served Prior to Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
IV. Geographic Features in Canada named for Athabaskan Casualties;
V. Glossary of Naval Terms.
Some spotting to top edge, else very good in very lightly nicked dust jacket. 60.00
Title: Unlucky Lady: The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Canada's Wings, Inc., 1982,: 1982
ISBN Number: 0920002137
ISBN Number 13: 9780920002131
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