This is a moving and timeless chronicle of a young man's war that will strike a sorrowful chord with many readers. Here, quite unadorned, are the official letters of call-up, Edwin's own letters home to his mother over two-and-a-half years (meticulously preserved by her until her dying day), the telegrams warning of his 'going missing', the official and personal letters of condolence that only served to twist a knife in the family's wounds.
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(224mm x 147mm x 18mm)
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Author Biography - Edwin Gordon Thomas
David Thomas, who edited his brother's letters, served as an RNVR wartime watch-keeping officer aboard escort vessels and cruisers in Home Waters and the Far East. He is the author of many naval histories including Battle of the Java Sea, Battles and Honours of the Royal Navy and Malta Convoys 1940-42, some of which have been translated into Japanese. He has also compiled with his wife Joyce a bibliography of Sir Compton McKenzie's works. David Thomas is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Navy Records Society and Vice President of a charitable sports trust. He lives in Hertfordshire.