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by Dudley Pope

  • ISBN: 1591142768
  • Category: History
  • Author: Dudley Pope
  • Subcategory: Europe
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 15, 2006)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • FB2 size: 1310 kb
  • EPUB size: 1265 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
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Dudley Pope is a veteran of World War II, having served as a cadet in the merchant navy until wounded in the Battle of the Atlantic

Dudley Pope is a veteran of World War II, having served as a cadet in the merchant navy until wounded in the Battle of the Atlantic. He is the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including the bestselling Life in Nelson's Navy, and eighteen Ramage novels. Flag 4 is an outstanding book about the Royal Navy's COastal Forces during WW2. Dudley Pope is an outstanding author he give you the grit and details needed to explain life in the motor/gun boats. Maps,drawings accompany the text. It is only of those classic naval hostory novels you can several times!!

In 1965, "Ramage" appeared, the first of what was to become an 18-novel series. Pope took to living on boats from 1953 on; when he married Kay Pope in 1954, they lived on a William Fife 8-meter named Concerto, then at Porto Santo Stefano, Italy in 1959 with a 42-foot ketch Tokay

Author Dudley Pope also looks at the question of why both the Allies and Axis forces fought so hard for what were mostly just large expanses of sand and water.

Author Dudley Pope also looks at the question of why both the Allies and Axis forces fought so hard for what were mostly just large expanses of sand and water. Pope's vivid writing style, reminiscent of his popular novels, will appeal to general readers as well as students of World War II naval actions.

By Pope, Dudley 1999, Duckworth ISBN 1861760671 Paperback. From 1940 to 1943 they were the only surface craft continually able to seek out and attack Axis forces.

Scott, Peter and Hichens, Antony (2009) The Battle of the Narrow Seas: A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945 (reprint) Naval Institute Press.

ISBN 978-1-86176-067-8. ISBN 978-0-7509-2274-6. Scott, Peter and Hichens, Antony (2009) The Battle of the Narrow Seas: A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945 (reprint) Naval Institute Press. Royal Naval Museum - Reading list. Coastal Forces Heritage Trust - Books About Coastal Forces. Imperial War Museum (27 June 2001).

Flag 4 is the signal for attack with torpedoes, and this book offers a thrilling .

POPE, DUDLEY (Author) William Kimber (Publisher). coastal forces operations. operations in the aegean islands 1942-1945. January 1945, hms mosquito, light coastal forces base, alexandria, egypt. The Battle of the River Plate. How has war in the air changed over time? KS3-4.

From 1940 to 1943 they were the only surface craft continually able to seek out and attack Axis forces. Filled with action backed by telling details, the book describes night assaults on enemy convoys, clandestine operations, and Special.

Reynolds, L. C. (2000) Home Waters MTBs at War: Channel and North Sea MTB and MGB Flotilla Operations, 1939-1945.

Coastal Forces Heritage Trust - Books About Coastal Forces. Royal Navy Coastal Forces Veterans. Coastal, inshore and special naval warfare. Reynolds, L. ISBN 978-0-7509-2518-1. The Coastal Forces Heritage Trust. British Military Powerboat Trust: Boat Histories.

Flag 4 is the signal for "attack with torpedoes," and this book offers a thrilling account of the actions of British motor torpedo boats in the Mediterranean during World War II. The smallest fighting ships of the Royal Navy, these torpedo boats could fight in the shallowest waters, penetrate minefields, and hide in the inlets of enemy-held islands. From 1940 to 1943 they were the only surface craft continually able to seek out and attack Axis forces. Filled with action backed by telling details, the book describes night assaults on enemy convoys, clandestine operations, and Special Boat Squadron missions in North Africa and Yugoslavia. It is based on the eyewitness accounts of the officers and men who served in these perilous actions. Author Dudley Pope also looks at the question of why both the Allies and Axis forces fought so hard for what were mostly just large expanses of sand and water. Pope's vivid writing style, reminiscent of his popular novels, will appeal to general readers as well as students of World War II naval actions.


Reviews about Flag 4: The Battle of Coastal Forces in the Mediterranean, 1939-1945 (2):
Gugrel
Dudley Pope's meticulous and lively account of small craft actions in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas during WWII is a much needed addition to WWII naval history.His descriptions of the often desperate actions are very much in the RN tradition of understatement; but I was struck by the number and level of awards earned by the very brave men of the coastal forces--well beyond the levels to be found elsewhere at those ranks. It is even more striking to note that virtually all of the officers were RNVR--not RN, which on reflection may have been a benefit in this most unconventional area of warfare.

This is an area not well covered in other naval history publications, and merits inclusion in the library of the serious student of maritime warfare.
Avarm
Flag 4 is an outstanding book about the Royal Navy's COastal Forces during WW2. Dudley Pope is an outstanding author he give you the grit and details needed to explain life in the motor/gun boats. Maps,drawings accompany the text. It is only of those classic naval hostory novels you can several times!! A perfect buy!!

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