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One hundred years have passed since the first flight from a warship, an appropriate moment at which to mark the audacity, courage, vision and determination of the men, and more recently women, who have crewed aircraft carriers or flown from their decks. Using her contacts with serving and veteran personnel from several navies, extracts from archived memoirs, official reports and published material, Jean Hood covers the full range of carrier experience. Told by all ranks, from stokers and admirals to air fitters and pilots, the stories range from dramatic accounts of combat, accidents and rescues to humanitarian missions and amusing anecdotes of life on board in war and peace. With its focus on the human aspects of carrier life and naval aviation, this wide-ranging anthology will appeal to veterans, serving personnel, historians and general readers.

  • Author: Jean Hood
  • Title: Carrier: A Century of First-Hand Accounts of Naval Operations in War and Peace
  • First Published by: Conway Maritime Press
  • First Published Format: HC
  • First Published Date: 7 June 2010
  • ISBN-10: 1844861112
  • ISBN-13: 9781844861118

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