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WATT, Commander Frederick B. In All Respects Ready : The Merchant Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1940-1945. Scarborough : Prentice-Hall Canada Inc., (1985). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xviii,1-222,+ 15 pages of b&w photos. 8vo, blue cloth spine with grey boards.
"In All Respects Ready is a first person account of the little known struggle by Royal Canadian Navy personnel stationed in Halifax to help keep the Allied Merchant Navy afloat during the darkest days of World War II's Battle of the Atlantic.
"Merchant ships formed the lifeline from North America to Great Britain at a time when only the Islands prevented Hitler's complete domination of western Europe. They carried vital supplies of food, munitions and fuel through waters infested with German U-Boats and surface raiders. Protection for the convoys was often minimal, a fact emphasized by enemy propaganda, and many cargo carriers experienced 'crew trouble' that ranged from sitdown strikes to sabotage and desertion.
To counteract these threats, the Naval Boarding Service was established in Halifax. Made up largely of reservists who were merchant seamen in peacetime, the Boarding Service was commissioned to assess the physical and psychological readiness of ships and crews. The Boarding Service also attempted to defuse the potentially explosive situations in often encountered." - from the dj.
Chapter 10: The Gatineau Conference.
Very good in dustjacket. 20.00
Title: In All Respects Ready : The Merchant Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1940-1945. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Prentice-Hall Canada Inc., Scarborough, 1985, ISBN:0134536304: 1985
ISBN Number: 0134536304
ISBN Number 13: 9780134536309
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