The War of the Motor Gun Boats: One Man's Personal War at Sea with the Coastal Forces, 1943-1945

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Tony Chapman was born in Southampton in 1924. Aged 16 he watched with horror as the historic High Street of Southampton burnt to the ground in a firestorm caused by a heavy German bombing raid on the night of 30 November 1940. He vowed to join up and fight back. Tony joined the Navy. Within hours of being posted to his first Motor Gun Boat, Telegraphist Tony Chapman was involved in an epic Coastal Forces engagement when his flotilla took on a force of thirty E-boats. Although their unit of two MGBs sank three E-Boats, it ...

The War of the Motor Gun Boats: One Man's Personal War at Sea with the Coastal Forces, 1943-1945 2013, Pen & Sword Maritime, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781783462247

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