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Alarm Starboard! - BROOKE, Geoffrey

Leo Cooper, 2004, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

Few sailors can have experienced the variety of drama, adventure and danger that befell Geoffrey Brooke during the Second World War. As a young officer in the battleship Prince of Wales he fought against the Bismarck, met Churchill, and took part in the Malta convoy run. On Wednesday 10 December 1941 he was witness to the devastating sinking of both the Prince of Wales and Repulse by Japanese air attack. Rescued by a destroyer he returned to Singapore only to have to escape shortly after from the victorious Japanese. Thus began an epic sea journey, involving a second sinking and a passage across the Indian Ocean from Sumatra to Ceylon in a small native boat. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 288pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8˝" x 5˝")
ISBN: 1844152308

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