- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Hale & Iremonger Pty Ltd (1999)
- ISBN-10: 0868066818
- ISBN-13: 978-0868066813
- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,788,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
In the Wake: the True Story of the Melbourne-Evans Collision, Conspiracy and Cover-up Paperback – 1999
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The story is about the collision of the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne with the US Destroyer Frank E. Evans in 1969 and the subsequent enquiry and military court action.
The author attended every day of the initial board of enquiry and the following Court Martial of Capt. Stevenson in the 1970s. She was extremely thorough with details and references and obviously a great support to her husband.
The book details virtually every movement and thinking behind the mistakes made and you feel like you are a part of the proceedings. The court martial was a complete farce and wrecked the career of Capt Stevenson.
Jo Stevenson was an amazing woman and it was a shame that she never saw the recent "apology" by the current Australian Minister for Defence who wrote to Capt. Stevenson stating that he was very badly treated at the time. Mr Stevenson is now in his nineties at this time of writing , May 2013. Mrs Stevenson died a few years ago.
This book is a fascinating read