The saga of HMAS Perth and USS Houston in the Battle of Sunda Strait has never been fully told. In 1942, when valour was all that stood between defeat and victory, these two cruisers earned their place in naval history. But this is also the story of a son "finding" his father. Brendan Whiting's search was triggered when he came upon an old cedar box containing his father's war-time diaries and a letter written to him by his father when he was serving on HMAS Perth. The author's voyage of discovery has led him through the exploits of HMAS Perth in the Mediterranean to the disastrous Battle of the Java Sea and the final battle of the Sunda Strait: the battle from which his father never returned.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Light wear to jacket. No tears. Protected in Mylar cover (not taped to jacket or book). Light wear to bottom edge of cloth. Internally very clean. Binding tight. 192pp Size: 160mm x 235mm. Bookseller Inventory # 017677
Book Description Allen & Unwin. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1863736530I5N00
Book Description ALLEN & UNWIN, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. CLEAN TIGHT HARDCOVER. SLIGHT SHELF WEAR TO EDGES OF COVER. JACKET IN REMOVABLE PROTECTIVE MYLAR COVER WITHOUT CHIPS OR TEARS. Bookseller Inventory # NAV2150B
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Book very clean, binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 000134
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair+. Usual library marks and wear. 192 pages including crew list, maps and photos. From Perth's commissioning to her loss at the battle of Sundra Strait and the fate of those made POW's. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 000151