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UNBROKEN: THE STORY OF A SUBMARINE.

by MARS, D.S.O.,D.S.C. and Bar. ALASTAIR:

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FINE./No dw/dj - wraps as issued.
ISBN 10
1844157938
ISBN 13
9781844157938
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UK,8vo p/back,reprint.[Originally published UK, 8vo HB+dw/ dj,1st edn by Frederick Muller Ltd.,1953.Published in this format by this publisher in 2006 and then reprinted in 2008,2011,2012 and 2013.] FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price removal (£12.99).Bright,crisp,clean,montage'd colour pictorial illustrated front cover with b/w lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - a small dog-ear creases to front,lower corner.No reading creases to spine/backstrip.Top+fore- edges bright and clean; contents pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - unread apart from my own collation.UK,8vo p/back,reprint. During the bleak,heartbreaking days of early 1942,when beleaguered Malta was reeling under bombardment and blockade and Rommel was making his last desperate thrust towards Egypt,only one British submarine was operating in the western Mediterranean - the tiny,600 ton Unbroken.In twelve months in the Med,Unbroken sank over 30,000 tons of enemy shipping,took part in four secret operations,three successful gun actions,and survived a total of over 400 depth charges,as well as innumerable air and surface attacks. This account of the 26-year-old Alastair Mars' command of this outstandingly successful submarine embraces her construction, sea trials and voyage to Gibraltar preparatory to her vital role in the Mediterranean.Once there,she was responsible for the destruction of two Italian cruisers and played a pivotal part in Operation Pedestal,the convoy that saved Malta from surrender. Alastair Mars writes simply and without pretension,and his words evoke the claustrophobic yet heroic world of the submariner. Alastair Mars,DSO,DSC and Bar went to sea in 1932,and at an early age he joined the submarine service with which he remained until the end of the war with Japan.Following the war he held a number of appointments in the Royal Navy,but was dismissed from the service in 1952 following an altercation with the Admiralty over appointments and conditions of service. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
UNBROKEN: THE STORY OF A SUBMARINE.
Author
MARS, D.S.O.,D.S.C. and Bar. ALASTAIR:
Format/binding
UK,8vo p/back,so no dw/dj,reprint.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
No dw/dj - wraps as issued.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo p/back,reprint.
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1844157938
ISBN 13
9781844157938
Publisher
UK,BARNSLEY,S YORKS.PEN & SWORD MARITIME/PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD.,2013.
Place of Publication
U. K.
This edition first published
2008
Keywords
q52.NAVAL/MILITARY.UK,8vo p/back,reprint.ISBN 9781844157938.WW2_RN_submarine_HMS Unbroken_Mediterranean Sea_Siege of Malta.Malta_Operation Pedestal_convoy.Books new,used,signed,rare..
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