The story of HMS Eagle as seen through the eyes of former crew members, supplemented by the author's meticulous research of Eagle's wartime career.
HMS Eagle began the war escorting Australian troop convoys. hunted enemy surface raiders in the Indian Ocean, then moved to the Mediterranean where her aircraft took part in the attacks at Calabria and Taranto. After patrolling the South Atlantic, Eagle joined Force 'H' at Gibraltar and did much to sustain Malta by flying off modern fighter aircraft to boost the air defences. She was finally lost when she was torpedoed by a U-boat during the fiercely contested Malta convoy 'Operation Pedestal' in August 1942.
Author: Peter C. Smith
Title: Eagle's War: The War Diary of an Aircraft Carrier
First Published by: Crecy Publishing
Date: February 1995