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Description - Blunders and Disasters at Sea by David J. Blackmore

As any sailor knows, life at sea is hazardous under even normal circumstances. In times of war with an enemy intent on killing and sinking you it is infinitely more so. David Blackmore has researched 100 extreme cases over the span of history and written graphic descriptions covering the background, the events and the tragic consequences. Many were the result of enemy action, others (too many) straight human error and the remainder were caused by act of God, not least the weather. Examples include the Syracuse Harbour disaster (BC413), the rout at Aboutir Bay (1798), and the Prince of Wales/Repulse sinking due to lack of air cover (1941). All make for fascinating and informative reading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844151172
ISBN-10: 1844151174
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Leo Cooper Ltd
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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