A Leaf Upon the Sea: A Small Ship in the Mediterranean, 1941-1943

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University of British Columbia Press, 1988 - Technology & Engineering - 185 pages
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The Mediterranean Sea in World War II was the scene of prolonged andviolent naval warfare between the British and the Axis powers, Italyand Germany. The stories of the major squadrons and their admirals havebeen told, as their actions led directly to the outcomes. Here is thetale of the smallest surface ships, their officers and men who, at thevery tip of British sea power in that disputed sea, played vital rolesin making possible the successes of the more famous forces. It is toldby one of them -- a Canadian on loan to the Royal Navy who took aleading part from the lowest ebb in British fortunes through thestruggle against almost overwhelming odds to the climax of the firstlandings on the continent of Europe.

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Gordon W. Stead, DSC, LLD, nowretired, was head of the Canadian Coast Guard for twelve years. Aformer Lieutenant Commander, RCNVR, he was awarded the DistinguishedService Cross and Bar for his part in the actions recorded in thisbook.

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