Secondhand. Very good condition. Slight wear to book corners. Otherwise fine condition.
W H John Ross' autobiography of life in the Royal Australian Navy during the pre-WWII years, the four-month voyage of the cruiser Australia to Britain late in 1934 with HRH the Duke of Gloucester aboard and the author's story of the cruiser Sydney, the sinking of the Canberra during the Solomons' Campaign in 1942 and post-war experiences in Darwin and Manus Island.
As appendices, it has a précis of the HMAS Sydney and Kormoran action and the author's view of some aspects of that tragic events, the complete Sydney and Canberra casualty lists and a glossary of some naval slang of the period.
This book is a first-hand account of some of the RAN's most interesting history, written with accuracy and a good eye for detail by one who had the good luck to be in the right place at the right time. (publisher blurb)