The Royal Marines and the war at sea 1939-45

Watts, M. (2018) The Royal Marines and the war at sea 1939-45. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781445663180.

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Abstract

Combining personal narrative with strategical, tactical and technical analysis, this book is centred on the career of the author's great-uncle, Colour Sergeant Albert 'Nobby' Elliott, who saw active service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic and Indian Oceans. He was Mentioned in Despatches at the Second battle of Sirte, took part in Operation Torch, and was a gun layer in HMS Jamaica when she took part in the sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst on Boxing Day 1943.Nobby finished the war recovering Allied prisoners of war from the south-west Pacific, and was present at the surrender of Japanese forces while on board HMS Glory.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D0025 Military and naval history
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dr Martin Watts
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 13:11
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 13:11
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17518

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