Dark Broad Seas. Volume I of With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor.. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BROCK, Jeffry V.

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BROCK, Jeffry V. The Dark Broad Seas. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1981). First Printing. Pp (10),11-275,(1). 8vo, blue cloth spine with silver lettering. Law 1498, Spadoni & Donnelly 3221. Volume I of With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor. "The Dark Broad Seas covers the period from 1939 to the end of the Korean War." - from the dj. The Dark Broad Seas is the first volume of With Many Voices , Brock's fascinating and richly anecdotal memoir, tracing the naval career of a determined young Canadian, which began in 1940 when Brock sailed England, on loan to the Royal Navy. With superb narrative skill and lively wit, the author describes his experiences as a commander of escort groups in the U-boat ridden Atlantic of World War II. Whether transporting explosives, dealing with drunken officers, navigating thgrough hurricanes, or coping with the naval hierarchy, he paints a vivid picture of men and ships on war-time seas. Woven through the high adventure ofcombat are encounters with colourful political and military figures [e.g. : Lord Louis Mountbatten and Field Marshal Montgomery.], and the feisty people of Britain. The Dark Broad Seas covers the period from 1939 to the end of the Korean War. It is both a aspirited retrospective on a climactic era and an outspoken memoir by a asingular Canadian. It sets the stage for the political drama which was to affect, undermine, and ultimately destroy the traditional foundations upon which the Royal Canadian navy was built." - from the dj flaps. Chapters : 1. Early Days of War; 2. First Command - The Violence of the Enemy; 3. Corvettes in the Royal Navy; 4. "The Milk Run"; 5. British Warship -Yankee Built [H.M.S. Cockburn]; 6. Ashore and Afloat with the 4th Escort Group; 7. The Continuing U-Boat Peril; 8. In Any Navy Forthwith Means Forthwith; 9. The Very last Convoy; 10. Unwinding a War; 11. Creative Activities of a Military Planner; 12. A Change in Status; 13. Canada Joins the Korean War; 14. "Tho' Much Is Taken, Much Abides"; 15. Tortuois Channel to Chinnampo; 16. Patrolling Feverish Seas; 17. No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy; 18. "The Long Day Wanes". Very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00

Title: Dark Broad Seas. Volume I of With Many Voices : Memoirs of a Sailor.. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BROCK, Jeffry V.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0771016239:

Seller ID: 66884

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