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In Action with Destroyers 1939–1945

The Wartime Memoirs of Commander J A J Dennis DSC RN
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Binding:Hardback
Published:February 15, 2018

In Action with Destroyers is a superbly written and exciting eyewitness account of the war at sea from 1939 to 1945. There can have been few, if any, naval officers who saw so much action as Alec Dennis, who served in four destroyers; HMS Griffin and Savage initially before commanding Valorous and Tetcott. Commander Dennis was mentioned in dispatches three times (Norway, sinking the Scharnhorst, and in the North Sea) and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Greece 1942).

His war service also included the important but little-known Madagascar operation, the Malta and Arctic convoys, and D-Day.

For all the danger and action, Dennis recorded his remarkable experience with a light, even irreverent, touch and, as a result, his memoir is not just a brilliant account of one man’s war at sea but an extraordinarily good read.

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  • Subject: Biography & Memoirs
  • Hardback : 208 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1526718499
  • ISBN-13: 9781526718495
  • Product Dimensions: 6.14 X 9.22 in
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  • “In Action with Destroyers 1939-1945: The Wartime Memoirs of Commander J A J Dennis DSC RN is an exciting eyewitness account of naval war in the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean…. A real-life thriller, it’s as close to the action as you can get without being there” —Warships: International Fleet Review
  • In Action with Destroyers 1939-1945 is a very easy and exciting read…. A brilliant personal account of the Second World War at sea.” —Ausmarine

Alec Dennis entered Dartmouth in 1931. After serving in the battleships Rodney and Resolution, he transferred to destroyers, serving in four during World War II. His experiences are the subject of this book. He retired from the Navy in 1957, emigrated to Canada, and became a teacher for ten years in Vancouver.

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