Midget Submarine Commander - The Life of Godfrey Place VC

Author(s)                  Paul Watkins
Publisher Pen and Sword
Date 2013
Pages 256
Format epub
Size 8.6 Mb

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   This remarkably detailed book is a very good source of information to be used for the naval history enthusiasts who will definitely enjoy the story of one of the most famous Naval Officers in the whole history who served in the Submarine Service. The author of this publication has a life-long interest in the naval history and particularly the VC, standing for the Victoria Cross award - he spent much time with the British Royal Navy and either wrote or contributed in a number of maritime publications - he was quite fortunate to be given an opportunity to research the naval life of Rear Admiral Godfrey Place VC - in the present volume he starts as the Lieutenant in command of X7 submarine. The content of this interesting publication written by Paul Watkins is supplemented with the thirty-six black and white photos placed together somewhere in the middle part of this book. The author offers its readers a truly great story of this remarkable Naval Officer. It shall be taken into account that the content of this volume has been prepared mainly on the basis of the relevant information taken from the sources not published earlier, and the list of references includes the author's personal recollections on the attack done on the Tirpitz and also in prison.

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