Endless Story

Destroyer Operations in the Great War
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Binding:Paperback
Published:August 15, 2016

A classic of Great War naval literature published over eighty-five years ago, Endless Story remains the only comprehensive account of the services of the Royal Navy’s small craft during the First World War. A significant portion of the book focuses on the most famous battles in the North Sea and the English Channel, but the story also turns to the Gallipoli campaign, warfare in the Mediterranean, actions in the Pacific, and also pays tribute to the work of American destroyers in British waters after 1917. A classic of Great War naval literature published over eighty-five years ago, Endless Story remains the only comprehensive account of the services of the Royal Navy’s small craft during the First World War. A significant portion of the book focuses on the most famous battles in the North Sea and the English Channel, but the story also turns to the Gallipoli campaign, warfare in the Mediterranean, actions in the Pacific, and also pays tribute to the work of American destroyers in British waters after 1917. Every kind of operation is covered, from U-boat hunting and convoy escort to minelaying and

the Zeebrugge Raid.
 

While the author did not personally take part in the actions he describes, he knew the men who did and gleaned much of his information from personal contact with the sailors. As a result, the book has both authenticity and authority. Eminently readable and written with a novelist’s flair, Endless Story is sure to charm a new generation of readers interested in the First World War.
 

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Product Details
  • Paperback : 464 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (August 15, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1473882125
  • ISBN-13: 9781473882126
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 in
  • Shipping Weight: 18.56 oz
Praise
  • “… Endless Story’ is a rip-roaring tale of adventure amongst the British destroyer fleet…it is replete with excellent examples of life and action while serving in small surface combatants. It should be both inspiring and a warning for officers who are currently serving on modern warships.” – Australian Naval Institute

‘Taffrail’ was the nom de plume of Captain Henry Taprell Dorling, a naval officer turned writer and journalist. He wrote many accounts of the Great War at sea, popular novels, and served as defense correspondence of the Observer.

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