Task Force 57: The British Pacific Fleet 1944-45 :: Peter C. (Charles) Smith

Task Force 57: The British Pacific Fleet 1944-45 :: Peter C. (Charles) Smith soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!

Bristol: Crecy Books , 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Appendices [4];

From the cover: The largest British Fleet to operate as a single unit in World War II, and perhaps ever, the British Pacific Fleet was certainly the most modern, with a higher proportion of aircraft carriers than we had ever mustered before. It was formed in 1944, under the command of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, and as it was to fight alongside the Americans it was given an American code-name Task Force 57. By this time, the war against Germany was well in hand and so we could concentrate more on the Japanese.

The fleets first operation was a large-scale attack on the Japanese-held oil refineries in Sumatra: a dress rehearsal for the British, w…

Introduction by: Lord Fraser of North Cape

–Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 206 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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