Red Tobruk: Memoirs of a World War II Destroyer Commander :: Frank Gregory-Smith soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Barnsley: Pen & Sword Maritime, 2009, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Glossary;
From the cover: Red Tobruk, the war memoir of the Captain of HMS Bridge from late 1940 until August 1942 is a superb account of wartime action at sea.
Frank Gregory-Smiths war started on the destroyer Jaguar and he saw action off Norway and in the North Sea. During the Dunkirk evacuation, when loaded with soldiers, Jaguar was hit by enemy air attack and 25 men killed.
Command of the new escort destroyer HMS Bridge followed (he was to be her only Captain) and they deployed to the Eastern Mediterranean, and so began a gruelling 18 months of convoys to Tobru…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 200 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Military Naval catalogue?