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Torpedo! : Kiwis at sea in World War II / edited by Matthew Wright.

Contributor(s): Wright, Matthew, 1962-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2007Description: 272 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869419165 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, New ZealandDDC classification: 940.545092293
Contents:
Our blue-water war / Matthew Wright -- Action off the River Plate / K.F. Connew, L.C. Martinson, H.H. Beesley -- The black raiders / G.W. Dillon, G.R. Ferguson -- Leander's odyssey / Stanley Hermans, A.W. Syms -- Escape from Singapore / W.A. Wheldale, J.E. Washbourn, L.C. Hurndell -- In home waters / S.W. Hicks -- Cloak and dagger / J.G. Williamson -- Malta convoys / L.J.H. Wackrow -- Over the sand sea / Don Nairn -- David and Goliath / J.L.W. Salter, E.C. McVinnie -- Torpedoed! / V.W. Fifield, Robert Harvey -- From Murmansk to Burma / Richard Campbell Begg -- Seafires and the Unicorn / A.O. "Cappy" Masters -- Battling on the Indefatigible / A.O. "Cappy" Masters -- Into blue waters / Robert Harvey, A.O. "Cappy" Masters.
Introduction: Our blue-water man / Matthew Wright -- Chapter one: Action off the river plate / K.F. Connew, L.C. Martinson, H.H. Beesley -- Chapter two: The black raiders / G.W. Dillon, G.R. Ferguson -- Chapter three: Leander's odyssey / Stanley Hermans, A.W. Syms -- Chapter four: Escape from Singapore / W.A. Wheldale, J.E. Washbourn, L.C. Hurndell -- Chapter five: In home waters / S.W. Hicks -- Chapter six: Cloak and dagger / J.G. Williamson -- Chapter seven: Malta convoys / L.J.H. Wackrow - Chapter eight: Over the sand sea / Don Nairn -- Chapter nine: David and Goliath / J.L.W. Salter, E.C. McVinnie -- Chapter ten: Torpedoed! / V.W. Fifield, Robert Harvey -- Chapter eleven: From Murmansk to Burma / Dr. Richard Campbell Begg -- Chapter twelve: Seafires and the Unicorn / A.O. 'Cappy' Masters -- Chapter thirteen: Batting on the Indefatigable / A.O. 'Cappy' Masters -- Chapter fourteen: Into blue waters / Robert Harvey, A.O. 'Cappy' Masters.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261) and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Following on from the great success of Escape: Kiwi POWs on the run in World War 2, this is another accessible and fascinating account of New Zealanders' extraordinary exploits during World War 2. Torpedo is an anthology of fascinating first-person stories about New Zealand's naval and convoy work in World War 2, most of them from unpublished manuscripts, including the Navy Museum archive. Each is a ripping good yarn and war historian Matthew Wright puts each story into context with historical background. It includes stories about the Battle of the River Plate, the German raid on Nauru Island, submarine tales, the Neptune tragedy, the escape from Singapore and many other dramatic tales.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 261) and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 261) and index.

Our blue-water war / Matthew Wright -- Action off the River Plate / K.F. Connew, L.C. Martinson, H.H. Beesley -- The black raiders / G.W. Dillon, G.R. Ferguson -- Leander's odyssey / Stanley Hermans, A.W. Syms -- Escape from Singapore / W.A. Wheldale, J.E. Washbourn, L.C. Hurndell -- In home waters / S.W. Hicks -- Cloak and dagger / J.G. Williamson -- Malta convoys / L.J.H. Wackrow -- Over the sand sea / Don Nairn -- David and Goliath / J.L.W. Salter, E.C. McVinnie -- Torpedoed! / V.W. Fifield, Robert Harvey -- From Murmansk to Burma / Richard Campbell Begg -- Seafires and the Unicorn / A.O. "Cappy" Masters -- Battling on the Indefatigible / A.O. "Cappy" Masters -- Into blue waters / Robert Harvey, A.O. "Cappy" Masters.

Introduction: Our blue-water man / Matthew Wright -- Chapter one: Action off the river plate / K.F. Connew, L.C. Martinson, H.H. Beesley -- Chapter two: The black raiders / G.W. Dillon, G.R. Ferguson -- Chapter three: Leander's odyssey / Stanley Hermans, A.W. Syms -- Chapter four: Escape from Singapore / W.A. Wheldale, J.E. Washbourn, L.C. Hurndell -- Chapter five: In home waters / S.W. Hicks -- Chapter six: Cloak and dagger / J.G. Williamson -- Chapter seven: Malta convoys / L.J.H. Wackrow - Chapter eight: Over the sand sea / Don Nairn -- Chapter nine: David and Goliath / J.L.W. Salter, E.C. McVinnie -- Chapter ten: Torpedoed! / V.W. Fifield, Robert Harvey -- Chapter eleven: From Murmansk to Burma / Dr. Richard Campbell Begg -- Chapter twelve: Seafires and the Unicorn / A.O. 'Cappy' Masters -- Chapter thirteen: Batting on the Indefatigable / A.O. 'Cappy' Masters -- Chapter fourteen: Into blue waters / Robert Harvey, A.O. 'Cappy' Masters.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 261) and index.

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