Arctic Victory : The Story of Convoy PQ18. Crecy Reprint in dustjacket, Signed

By: SMITH, Peter C.

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SMITH, Peter C. Arctic Victory : The Story of Convoy PQ18. No place : (Crécy Books, 1994). Pp (10), [11]-238,(2) + 12-page central photo section. 8vo,reddish-orange cloth, gilt lettering to spine. See Law 0519 for the editio n first published by William Kimber in 1975. "In the critical summer of 1942 the climax of the war at sea was reached with three tremendous convoy battles, one in the Mediterranean and two on the cruel Arctic convoy route to North Russia. In July 1942 came the disaster of PQ 17 whose annihilation was an unmitigated defeat for the Allies. In August the bulk of the Royal Navy's slender resources were switched to the Mediterranean to fight through the 'Pedestal' convoy to Malta. This was fought through successfully but at very heavy cost. Then in September 1942 the ships of PQ 18 put to sea in proud defiance of the grim fate of PQ 17. The hard-fought action that followed is described in this detailed and careful study of one of the major convoy battles of World War II. Peter C. Smith has researched his subject to a great depth and the resulting blow-by-blow account of the passage of this convoy constitutes a record of epic courage and grim determination, heroism and dogged endurance. It is a proud chapter in the maritime history of the Royal Navy." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. Political Expediency; 2. Against the Odds; 3. The Golden Comb; 4. The Phantom Fleet; 5. War of Attrition; 6. The Final Effort; 7. Home Is the Sailor. Appendices : 1. Composition of Convoy PQ18; 2. Composition of the Naval Escort Services; 3. RAF Units and Luftwaffe Units; 4. R/T Call Signs; 5. Summary of Fleet Air Arm Sorties; 6. German Naval Units. With sources and index. Name label on inside front cover,else very good in slightly spine-sunned dustjacket. Signed, without inscri ption, by Peter Smith on the title-page. 50.00

Title: Arctic Victory : The Story of Convoy PQ18. Crecy Reprint in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: SMITH, Peter C.

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Publisher: Crecy Books Limited, 1975, ISBN:0947554440:

Seller ID: 109117