A Bloody War: One Man's Memories of the Canadian Navy, 1939-45
by Hal Lawrence
About the Book
Used Book. Paperback. Fair Condition. Yellowing to the pages.
-- from the back
From the Fog-shrouded coast of Newfoundland to the ice floes of Russia, the cruisers, destroyers, and corvettes of the Canadian navy battled the Nazi fleet with control of the Atlantic and the fate of World War II as the stakes. A Bloody War is naval officer Hal Lawrence’s recollection and recreation of those years of savage war at sea, of the ships he served on, the men he fought beside, the courage, the comradeship, the on-duty dramas and the off-duty diversions, the tragedies and the triumphs. Here is both an engaging personal account of a young man growing up at sea and a stirring testimonial to the dedicated men with whom Hal Lawrence served and the fighting navy which shaped them.