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EASTON, Alan. 50 North : An Atlantic Battleground. With a Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1963). First Edition. Pp (8),9-287,(1). 8vo, blue cloth. Law 0201, Laugher p.159. Lieutenant-Commander Alan Herbert Easton, (b. 1902 Montreal - d. September 2001, Vermont) long-time resident of Halifax, Distinguished Service Cross, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, served on the corvettes HMCS Battleford, Sackville and Baddeck. The Battle of the Atlantic from a Canadian perspective. Easton was a corvette and then destroyer commander. "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 [H.M.C.S. Baddeck] with faulty engines. His second corvette [H.M.C.S. Sackville] saw convoy action and battled both German U-boats and bad weather. Then Easton was given command of a destroyer [H.M.C.S. Saskatchewan] which saw action in the English Channel on the day of the Normandy invasion. Easton gives a thrilling 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. [...] 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 commandingofficers." - from the dj Small clip to corner of flyleaf, else very good i n lightly rubbed, edgeworn dustjacket. 30.00
Title: 50 North : An Atlantic Battleground. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.
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