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The Australian cruiser Perth; 1939-1942.


The Australian cruiser Perth; 1939-1942.

Pfennigwerth, Ian.

Rosenberg Publishing


262 pages




She was high, wide and handsome, and for all but a few days between her commissioning in 1939 and her sinking in 1942 she was in combat service against Germany, Italy, Vichy France and Japan. Enthusiast and author Pfenningwerth tracks the career of the light cruiser, including blocking German ships in neutral ports, escorting troop convoys, attacking shore positions in Libya and Syria. Pfenningwerth makes good use of original diaries and records of the ship's service and gives real personalities to the men who served with her. One of the most interesting passages is when the ship took on what seems to be a personality of her own as she fought against superior Japanese forces in the moments before her sinking, giving heart to the survivors who endured prisoner of war camps. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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