The Fighting Captain: Story of Frederic John Walker RN, CB, DSO and the Battle of the Atlantic Paperback – 18 Feb 1997
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For those who have an interest in how the British found ways to defeat the U-boat this must surely be one of the best accounts on how a remarkable man devised his own methods despite pressure from above to conform to the rules. Walker was not a young man when war broke out but his ability and stamina are truly inspiring but this came at a cost.
The small Sloops and Corvettes in Walkers flotilla are not names that spring to mind during WWII but they should be. Many of his men were highly decorated as was Walker himself (DSO and 3 bars).
A great read, highly recommended.
The story of Frederic Walker is the story of a man who was charged with fighting U Boats in the north Atlantic. It is also the story of how he devised tactics to bring about immense success. In so doing, this man won no fewer than four DSO's - and no person in history was ever awarded five!
Sadly, those years of arduous and strenuous fighting in the most inhospitable of climates took their toll on this great leader of men and, having been finally promoted to Captain and awarded the CB he succumbed and died. He was later buried at sea.
Not only does this book bring to vivid life all the successes, failures, hardships and personal losses, it is exceedingly well written by one who served alongside the gallant Captain.
Well worth reading.
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