Signalman Jones (Paperback)
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Signalman Jones (Paperback)

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Paperback 140 Pages / Published: 25/01/2011
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In 1939, young English naval signalman Geoffrey Holder-Jones began his career by surviving a German mine attack in the Thames estuary. World War II took him as naval officer to Iceland, the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, and the United States. Commissioned as a naval officer and given command of his own ship, Jones then patrolled the waters off Canada and Newfoundland before returning to Britain in 1944. This true story, written on the basis of personal conversations and a scrapbook entrusted to the author 60 years after the war, illuminates one of the great achievements of the war the beating of the German U-boat blockade of the American coast by squadrons of Allied ships that were little more than motley collections of armed trawlers and whalers. With a sense of humor and decency that sustained him through the ordeals of convoy duty in the Arctic Ocean, Signalman Jones has related his story to Tim Parker with vivid observations and an eye for the absurd.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781574093094
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 215 x 138 x 10 mm

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“One man's part in the Battle of the North Atlantic”

In many ways thisis an important book. Geoffrey Holder-Jones served in the Royal Navy in World War ll. Most of his time was spent on armed trawlers and whalers. The details of the lives led by the seamen on these... More

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“An ordinary man with a remarkable story”

It's remarkable how many exciting, bizarre and historically significant events Geoffrey Holder-Jones encountered during his time in the Navy. This book is an engaging, touching and funny first-person account of a... More

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“Real 2nd World War History”

This book gave an insight into fighting a war from a very human perspective!

I found out about little known aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic from the viewpoint of those fighting in the background i.e. the... More

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