HMS Ark Royal: Zeal Does Not Rest 1981-2011 - Alastair Graham & Eric GroveLiskeard: Maritime Books, 2011, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Glossary; 2-column text;
From the cover: “HMS Ark Royal, probably the most famous warship in the world and a name thatis intertwined with the 500-hundred year history of the Royal Navy itself from Drake’s Armada to the Gulf War. “Zeal Does Not Rest”, tells the story of the fifth ship to bear the name “Ark Royal” told through the eyes of the twelve Royal Naval Captains who commanded her and against the political backdrop that at first threatened her birth, later reaffirmed her role for the 21st Century, but which ultimately sacrificed her at the peak of her capability. For the first time, Ark Royal’s contribution to the Balkan crisis in the 1990s and the Gulf War a decade later is recounted, as well as the operations, deployments and refits that made up her twenty five years in service and which all came to a rapid and untimely end in the wake of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. Within months she was needed off Libya but her fate was sealed and there were to be no U-turns.”