This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Perhaps one of the most memorable sights in the Second World War was the arrival in Scapa Flow of the Home Fleet after the successful sinking of Scharnhörst in the last week of 1943. Harry Semark was one of the few civilians privileged to witness it. This and other of his eye witness accounts, remembered with such clarity down the years, add value to the record of what was a monumentous six years in the history of not only these isles but most of the world. This book describes with complete accuracy and in a most unassuming way, the real story of the varied service that one man, like thousands of others, gave ungrudgingly largely unnoticed and unrewarded, to keep the Naval War machine, ready to fight and win. Harry Semark makes light of the hardships the world often worked in, in biting weather on large guns with practically no assistance, being expected to analyse and make good faults as requested by the Gunnery Officer (this was World War II practice). It is to his credit that he invariably found a way to achieve the aim, be it converting a fishing drifter for its self protection to modifying a battleship’s 15” guns to allow it to engage and destroy the enemy. A technical expert, he makes gunfitting come alive, this obvious zest for knowledge and life ensures that the cameos he paints are always vital and fascinating.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Virtually everyone that experienced World War II, 1939 to 1945, had a story to tell, that reflected the wide ranging activities of those hazardous and eventful years. This is one such true story, of how while serving as a civilian, Civil Service gun fitter, with the Royal Naval Armament Supply Department of the Admiralty, I spent the War years examining, repairing and modifying the guns and anti-submarine weapons of the Royal Navy, the Navies of Australia and New Zealand and the ships of the allies.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Memoirs Publishing. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 1909304832
Book Description Memoirs Publishing. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 164 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.37 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1909304832
Book Description Memoirs Publishing, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LW-9781909304833