The story of the Royal Navy in the Second World War is an epic, consisting both of dramatic battles such as the River Plate and Matapan, and drawn-out campaigns such as the escort of convoys to Malta and northern Russia. The author examines the careers of twenty-three sailors who took part in these actions which resulted in the award of their medals. He illustrates a cross-section of the war-time Navy long-service regulars, volunteers, recalled veterans of the Great War, Hostilities Only ratings. They served in nearly every kind of warship and in all the main theatres of the war and their individual acts of gallantry under extreme conditions make for inspiring reading. The author also examines the medals that were awarded for gallantry.
SAILORS BEHIND THE MEDALS Waging War at Sea 1939-1945
From expert Chris Bilham, winner of the Medals Research Society Award of Merit in Gold and who has made a study of medals for 40+ years, a fine book for the WW2 Naval historian and medal collector.
Looks at the stories behind twenty-three celebrated men who served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.
Published at £25.00, this hardback of 254 pages is part of our ‘History Belongs To Those Who Read’ 2022 Xmas reading event, and it’s priced down to just £2.99.