Gunboat Command: The Biography of Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO* DSC** RNVR

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This biography draws heavily on the personal diaries of the subject, Robert Hichens (or ‘Hitch’ as he was universally known). The book contains detailed and graphic accounts of running battles. Tragically ‘Hitch’ was killed in action in April 1943, having refused promotion and a job ashore.

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Anthony Hichens is an author and historian.

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"provides access to otherwise unavailable memoirs...deepened my understanding of the nature of the combat in ways that technical histories...have not" (Table Top Gaming News)

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