CRUEL CONFLICT: The Triumph and Tragedy of HMAS Perth

By: Spurling, Kathryn

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336pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (images from archival and private sources). Intext map and author dedication halftone plate. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated ('Ship's Company, War Compliment, Alexandria, 1940'. Courtesy of Basil Hayler) card wrapper mildly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. This is the story of the men who served on HMAS Perth between 1939 and 1942 when she was lost to enemy action in the Sunda Strait, Java. Less than half (328 of the crew of 681) survived. Those who did survive were then transferred to Japanese POW camps. Just 214 of the men returned to Australia at the end of the war . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, Abbs., Timeline, Map, 14 chapters, Endnotes, Bibliography, Index. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 595g.

Title: CRUEL CONFLICT: The Triumph and Tragedy of HMAS Perth

Author Name: Spurling, Kathryn

Categories: Australian Military History, Military History,

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia, New Holland Publishers (Australia): 2008

ISBN Number: 1741107385

ISBN Number 13: 9781741107388

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 012900

Keywords: Miltary History, Australia, Royal Australian Navy 1939-1945, Perth (Cruiser) History, Sunda Strait Battle, 1942, Spurling, Kathryn Leslie