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First released in 1951, this is often the autobiography of a extraordinary commander of WWII. Serving in either wars, he used to be Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean on the outbreak of warfare, pressured to deal with insufficient assets and nearly no air conceal. After a brief spell in Washington as a Naval consultant he again as Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean and labored with Eisenhower and Alexander.

His designated perception into the conferences with Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt make this a riveting read.

“My major purposes for yielding to the advice [of atmosphere down this list of my existence] have been simply because i needed to do justice to these lower than whom I served and from whom I learnt loads in my prior years at sea, and in addition to pay a deserved tribute to these many whom I later had the distinction and privilege to command within the Mediterranean and somewhere else. extra, prior to reminiscence turned dimmed via the passage of time, i used to be nervous to explain what I observed of the half performed by means of the Royal army within the nice wars of the current century which lasted in curious about greater than ten years.

“In describing the years of battle i've got saved as heavily as attainable to these issues with which, and during which, the army used to be basically involved and engaged. in addition, as approximately as can be, i've got attempted to pay attention upon that component to the military with which I occurred to be serving. […] good fortune in struggle can't be attributed to any unmarried carrier. every one is helpless with no the nearest and so much dependable co-operation with the opposite . this is applicable both to our nice Sea prone. In battle the Royal and the service provider Navies have constantly been interdependent and indivisible.”

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