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By Tony Ditcham

From first becoming a member of the Royal army in 1940 until eventually the tip of the crusade opposed to Japan, Tony Ditcham was once within the entrance line of the naval struggle. After short provider within the battlecruiser Renown off Norway and opposed to the Italians, he went into destroyers and observed motion in such a lot eu theatres – opposed to S-boats and airplane in 'bomb alley' off Britain's East Coast, on Arctic convoys to Russia, and finally in a flotilla screening the house Fleet. through the dramatic conflict of the North Cape in December 1943 he was once most likely the 1st guy to truly see the Scharnhorst and from his place within the gun director of HMS Scorpion loved a grandstand view of the sinking of the good German battleship (his account was once so vibrant that it shaped the foundation of the outline within the professional history). Later his send operated off the yank shorelines in the course of D-Day, the place of her sister ships have been sunk with heavy death, and he ended the struggle en course for the British Pacific Fleet and the invasion of Japan.

This incident-packed profession is mentioned with restraint, lots of humour and vibrant descriptive energy – his account of broaching and virtually capsizing in an Arctic wintry weather typhoon is nearly as good as whatever within the literature of the ocean. the outcome makes captivating examining, and because the surviving veterans swiftly decline in numbers, this can turn into one of many final nice eyewitness narratives of the naval war.

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