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A Home on the Rolling Main: A Naval Memoir 1940-1946 by Tony Ditcham

By Tony Ditcham

From first becoming a member of the Royal military in 1940 till the top of the crusade opposed to Japan, Tony Ditcham used to be within the entrance line of the naval struggle. After short carrier within the battlecruiser Renown off Norway and opposed to the Italians, he went into destroyers and observed motion in such a lot ecu theatres – opposed to S-boats and plane in 'bomb alley' off Britain's East Coast, on Arctic convoys to Russia, and finally in a flotilla screening the house Fleet. through the dramatic conflict of the North Cape in December 1943 he was once most likely the 1st guy to really see the Scharnhorst and from his place within the gun director of HMS Scorpion loved a grandstand view of the sinking of the good German battleship (his account used to be so bright that it shaped the root of the outline within the respectable history). Later his send operated off the yank seashores in the course of D-Day, the place of her sister ships have been sunk with heavy dying, and he ended the struggle en path for the British Pacific Fleet and the invasion of Japan.

This incident-packed occupation is acknowledged with restraint, lots of humour and vibrant descriptive energy – his account of broaching and nearly capsizing in an Arctic iciness typhoon is nearly as good as whatever within the literature of the ocean. the outcome makes enchanting examining, and because the surviving veterans quickly decline in numbers, this can turn into one of many final nice eyewitness narratives of the naval war.

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