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Flying the Red Duster: A Merchant Seaman's First Voyage Into The Battle Of The Atlantic 1940 Paperback – 1 Feb 2011

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752459007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752459004
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 757,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Morris Beckman served as a radio officer in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He took part in the Battle of the Atlantic and was torpedoed and bombed, which he described in Atlantic Roulette (1996). Late in 1942, he joined the Mogul Line in Bombay and his ships ran supplies to the Middle East - he took part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. He was the founder member of the 43 Group of Jewish ex-servicemen which attacked and destroyed Mosley's Fascist party in a protracted campaign in the 1940s. He is the author of the acclaimed The Jewish Brigade: An Army with Two Masters 1944-45.


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Heartwarming and edgy as to events: very good read though easy to pick up. An excellent narrative.Could be read by anyone under 70 with view to an exciting narrative.
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Sadly Morris died earlier this year but this is a story for anyone interested in the Merchant Navy during WW2.
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Good read. Story of Morris Beckman during his first North Atlantic cruise, sometime 1939-1940. Morris Beckman was a Merchant Navy radio officer during the 1939-1945 War, and the book contains a good introduction and postscript. Also has a photograph section that's well-rendered... Wartime images of pictures relevant to Beckman's war service.
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