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British light cruisers vs Italian battleships in the Medd,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Ship (Paperback)
This Forester book was written during World War II and could have been published by the Royal Navy or the British government (it wasn't). Aside from the sometimes bombastic patriotism that occassionally creeps into the story (brave British jacktars face down Italian bully boys), the book is an excellent and detailed description of a British light cruiser fighting overwhelming odds under difficult conditions. Forester takes you through the ship, from the captain on the bridge to the lowest engine room rating oiling the shaft bearings in the bowels of the ship. If you like Forester, you will enjoy The Ship.