Battle of the April Storm . British Edition in dustjacket

By: FORRESTER, Larry

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FORRESTER, Larry. Battle of the April Storm : A novel. London: World Books,(1970). Pp. (6),7-222,(2). 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 841. Reprint of the 1969 George G. Harra p edition. "In the lonely dawn of April 8th, 1940, [in the North Sea]alone and hopelessly outgunned, hampered by storm damage and failing equipment, H.M.S. Glowworm made a superb running attack on units of the German fleet under the command of Vice-Admiral Helmuth Heye in his 10,000-ton cruiser, Admiral Hipper. With the last ounce of her energy, the dying British destroyer, rammed the German flag-ship causing irreperable damage. Subsequently, Glowworm's captain was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, but - it is believed for the first time in the history of the Royal Navy, on the recommendation of the enemy commander. Taking this half-forgotten naval action as the basis of his inspiration, Larry Forrester has written one of the most potent anti-war novels ever to emerge from the death and carnage of World WarII. - from the dj flap. Business card affixed to flyleaf, else very good i n rubbed, edgeworn dust jacket. 15.00

Title: Battle of the April Storm . British Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: FORRESTER, Larry

Categories: 80,

Publisher: World Books, London, 1970,:

Seller ID: 107045

Keywords: NAUTICAL LITERATURE NAVAL SEAFARING NAVY RN FICTION VICTORIA CROSS VC,