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Seven Seas, Nine Lives By Richard Pike

Seven Seas, Nine Lives by Richard Pike

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Captain Alan William Frank Sutton's enthralling biography starts when, as a young midshipman he was in command of a small picket boat returning a potentially mutinous crew to the battle-cruiser HMS Repulse on which he served.

Seven Seas, Nine Lives Summary

Seven Seas, Nine Lives: The Valour of Captain A.W.F. Sutton CBE DSC & BAR RN by Richard Pike

Captain Alan William Frank Sutton's enthralling biography starts when, as a young midshipman, he was in command of a small picket boat returning a potentially mutinous crew to the battle-cruiser HMS Repulse on which he served. The book builds to an amazing and exciting climax which ends in the open cockpit of a Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber during the legendary attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto in November 1940. The Littorio sees us: she opens fire. The flashes of her close-range weapons stab at us. First one, then others everything opens up along her whole length. We're coming in on her beam; we're in a terrible mass of cross-fire cruisers, battleships, shore batteries, the lot. The bloody Italians are firing everything apart from major armament. But we're too low for the enemy gun-aimers. The place stinks of cordite and incendiaries and burning sulphur. Everywhere is wreathed in smoke thick, choking, foul stuff. This biography has been written with the full cooperation of Captain Sutton who has given the author fascinating insight into a career of remarkable courage and diversity.

About Richard Pike

Richard Pike became a flight cadet in 1961 at the RAF College, Cranwell, where on graduation, he was awarded the Dickson Trophy and Michael Hill memorial prize for flying. In the early stages of his forty-year flying career he flew the English Electric Lightning before converting to the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. On leaving the Royal Air Force he became a civilian helicopter pilot. His duties took him to a wide variety of destinations at home and overseas including the Falkland Islands not long after the end of the Falklands War. His last assignment was in Kosovo helping to distribute emergency humanitarian aid on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme. He and his wife live in Aberdeenshire. He is the author of several Grub Street titles including: Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2, Hunter Boys and Phantom Boys Volume 1 and 2.

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GOR011397801
9781526783400
1526783401
Seven Seas, Nine Lives: The Valour of Captain A.W.F. Sutton CBE DSC & BAR RN by Richard Pike
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2020-08-07
208
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