The heroic tale of a few hours in the life of a British light cruiser in World War II, and of the men on it. The Ship is part of the protecting screen of a convoy vital to the continued effectiveness of Malta, threatened with every danger imaginable. A civilian population and garrison were on short rations until the food these ships carried could be delivered to them. These five light cruisers, and a dozen destroyers to escort them, had to get through.
Forester gives an insight into the characters of the men who sailed in those ships, and how they did their jobs, what they thought, the commitments and sacrifices they made to eventually bring peace.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 November, 2011.