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Seven Seas, Nine Lives Richard Pike

Seven Seas, Nine Lives By Richard Pike

Seven Seas, Nine Lives by Richard Pike


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Summary

A biography of Captain Alan William Frank Sutton, detailing his lengthy naval ship and airborne career during the World War II. It starts when, as a young midshipman he was in command of a small rowing cutter, and ends in the open cockpit of a Fairy Swordfish torpedo bomber during the legendry attack which destroyed the Italian fleet at Taranto.

Seven Seas, Nine Lives Summary

Seven Seas, Nine Lives by Richard Pike

Captain Alan William Frank Sutton's enthralling biography starts when, as a young midshipman he was in command of a small picket boat returning a potentially mutinous crew to the battle-cruiser HMS Repulse on which he served. The book builds to an amazing and exciting climax which ends in the open cockpit of a Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber during the legendary attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto in November 1940. The Littorio sees us: she opens fire. The flashes of her close-range weapons stab at us. First one, then others - everything opens up along her whole length. We're coming in on her beam; we're in a terrible mass of cross-fire-cruisers, battleships, shore batteries, the lot. The bloody Italians are firing everything apart from major armament. But we're low, too low for the enemy gun-aimers. The place stinks of cordite and incendiaries and burning sulphur. Everywhere is wreathed in smoke - thick, choking, foul stuff. This biography has been written with the full cooperation of Captain Sutton who has given the author fascinating insight into a career of remarkable courage and diversity.

About Richard Pike

Richard Pike served with the RAF as a fighter pilot and then flew helicopters as a civilian. Now retired from flying professionally he has previously written Beaufighter Ace, the biography of his father's (Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Thomas Pike) World War II flying career.

Additional information

GOR002432615
9781844153534
1844153533
Seven Seas, Nine Lives by Richard Pike
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2005-07-26
2556
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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