A Sailor’s War (Sam Lombard-Hobson) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Military Naval shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: Orbis, 1983, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: During the Second World War, Sam Lombard-Hobson served an almost uniquely long stretch of unbroken sea-time from the outbreak of hostilities to early 1944. During that time he experienced to the full the hazardous, exciting and often dangerous nature of naval life, frequently finding himself in the thick of action in the crucial theatres of war.
In the early months he protected convoys in the North Atlantic against the devastating attacks of U-Boats. Then, during the rescue of the British Expeditionary Force he made several forays into the embattled ports of Dunkirk and Boulogne to evacuate the troops. His first command was a corvette detailed to shepherd convoys along the East Coast and the Channel, dodging mines and fighting off E-Boats. Subsequently he was sent to the Mediterranean to relieve the crippled island of Malta, and finally participated, with disastrous results, in Churchills ill-fated Aegean expedition.
Captain Lombard-Hobson gives a lively, honest and moving account of what it was like to serve as a young officer in the Royal Navy during the war and in the years immediately preceding it. He brings to life several famous episodes, and tells of the often agonizing decisions that had to be made in the heat of battle, all without forgetting that naval life enjoyed its moments of humour amongst the tension and activity.
Introduction by: Ann Monsarrat
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 174 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.