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A Life Revealed: The Story of HMS Dido and The War Diaries of Har

A Life Revealed: The Story of HMS Dido and The War Diaries of Harold Tweed, Reporter and Antique Dealer - Edited by Ronald Tweed

Great Britain: Dido Publications, 1998, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight.

Contains: Chronological tables [1]; Maps;

From the cover: “Interest in the Second World War is undiminished and after more than fifty years, this first-hand account, written at the time and in secret, gives the reader the authentic feeling of world -wide war. The author of the diaries had been a provincial newspaper reporter until he was conscripted into the Royal Navy, and his reporting instinct is evident in the evocative descriptions of the war at sea. Harold Tweed, like so many others who simply did their duty, was often homesick, sometimes frightened; a man who was aware that the freedom of the world was at stake, but wished that none of it had ever happened.

The book is also the story of HMS DIDO, the lead ship of the class of fast, light cruisers which gave sterling service in the war, mainly in the Mediterranean theatre, (though several were lost as a result of enemy action). DIDO herself was badly damaged during the evacuation of Crete, but went on to receive the surrender of the German fleet at Copenhagen in 1945.

Included in the book, and of particular interest to antique collectors, is a short history of the antique dealer’s business with which the author of the diaries was involved, both before and after the war.”


Foreword or introduction by Nicholas Brooksbank. Size: Trade Paperback (9½" x 6½"). [VI] 212 pages.
£23.30
A Life Revealed: The Story of HMS Dido and The War Diaries of Har