Captain Bernard Edwards spent 37 years at sea with the Merchant Navy commanding ships trading worldwide before retiring to pursue his second career as a Naval historian. He first went to sea at the age of seventeen in 1944 as a cadet with Clan Line Steamers. After the war he served with Palm Line in the West African trade and spent fourteen years in command of ships of the United Arab Shipping Company, sailing mainly in the Indian Ocean and Far Eastern waters. His knowledge of the sea and ships has enabled him to become one of the most popular and prolific authors and he is well established as an internationally recognised front rank naval historian.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Royal Navy Versus the Slave Traders Enforcing Abolition at Sea 1808-1898

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  The Twilight of the U-boat The story of U-223 and the declining fortunes of the U-boat arm
  The Road to Russia Arctic Convoys 1942
  Beware Raiders! German Surface Raiders in the Second World War
  The Quiet Heroes aka They Sank the Red Dragon British Merchant Seamen at War
  Convoy Will Scatter The Full Story of Jervis Bay and Convoy HX84
  War of the U-Boats British Merchantmen Under Fire
  Donitz and the Wolf Packs The U-Boats at War
  The Wolf Packs Gather Mayhem in the Western Approaches 1940
  Attack & Sink The Battle of the Atlantic Summer 1941
  Blood and Bushido Japanese Atrocities at Sea 1941-45
  Japan's Blitzkrieg The Allied Collapse in the East 1941-42
  Death in the Doldrums U Cruisers Off West Africa
  Salvo! Classic Naval Gun Actions
  The Cruel Sea Retold The Truth Behind Monsarrat's Epic Convoy Drama
  War Under the Red Ensign 1914-1918 Charts the progress of the war at sea
  From Hunter to Hunted The U-Boat War in the Atlantic 1939–1943
  The Decoys A Tale of Three Atlantic Convoys 1942
  U-Boats Beyond Biscay Dönitz Looks to New Horizons
  Death in Deep Waters Hitler's U-boat Menace

Modern Era Other Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Return of the Coffin Ships The Derbyshire Enigma
  The Grey Widow-Maker Tweny-four disasters at Sea
  S.O.S. Men Against the Sea
  Survivors of Enemy Action Experiences of Merchant Seamen, 1939 1945
  Churchill's Thin Grey Line British Merchant Ships at War 1939–1945
  Running the Gauntlet Cargo Liners Under Fire 1939–1945

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