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The Fighting Commodores
Convoy Commodores in the Second World War
By Burn, Alan
Descripton: The story of the convoy commodores, most often senior naval officers who came out of retirement to serve again, and their tiny staffs. Includes useful information on the merchant service and its experience of convoy operations worldwide. Table of contents: Starvation or Surrender, The Making of a Commodore, The Convoy Signalmen, Sir Kenelm Creighton, The Coastal Convoys, The Attack on Convoy SC-7, The Merchant Seaman's Lot, The Liberty Ships, The Bait Convoy - SL-125, The Oil Crisis - Winter 1943/43, Convoy ONS-154, Knife Edge, Commodores in the Arctic. The book contains some flaws and a serious bias which somewhat diminish its usefulness; please see our review.
From the uboat.net review: Shortly after submitting the first draft of this book to the publisher, the author suffered a debilitating stroke, and was unable to work further on his manuscript. The publisher decided to release the book in its draft format. Because of this fact ...