Dead Reckoning - Jeff DawsonWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. A very nice copy.
November 9th, 1942. Amid the cloaking gloom of the Liverpool docks lay the Dunedin Star bound for the Middle East, her consignment of munitions for the 8th Army supplemented by twenty-one fare-paying civilians escaping the Blitz for the colonies. From interviews with survivors, eyewitness testimony, historical resources and personal journals, the author skilfully reconstructs the Dunedin Star's doomed voyage, the terror of the wilderness and the painstaking rescue missions. From the grim waters of the North Atlantic to the blistering African wastes, he narrates a classic tale of pluck, set against the backdrop of World War II. Illustrated with B&W photographs.