This title tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate and fearless sailors and navy personnel during World War II. It covers how they were recruited and trained, and how they endured life at sea in hostile waters, protecting convoys in the Atlantic, hunting submarines in the Mediterranean, and standing up to relentless air attacks in the Pacific. Told from the perspective of vivid first-hand accounts of life onboard, it reveals what it was like to be a sailor navigating, patrolling, and fighting in the largest theater of the war- the vast oceans.
Table of Contents
Introduction Learning the Ropes Life on Board A Cruel Sea Fury in the Mediterranean In Eastern Seas Demobilisation Further Reading Places to Visit Index
The British Sailor of the Second World War by Angus Konstam