A Sailor's Odyssey - HYNDHOPE, Viscount Cunningham ofHutchinson & Co., 1951, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ edgeworn, lower panel detached and now tape-repaired. Foredges of text block spotted.
Portraiture frontispiece. Beginning with his boyhood in Dublin and Edinburgh, his early career in the Navy, and his work in the First World War for which he earned a triple D.S.O.. Lord Cunningham then turns to the momentous events of 1939 onwards. Here we learn at first-hand the almost day-to-day reactions and feelings of the Commander-in-Chief to the naval situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, sharing in the troubles and perplexities reflected in his personal messages and signals to the Admiralty, and his private letters to and from the First Sea Lord, Sir Dudley Pound, now quoted for the first time. 715pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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