Guy Griffiths

Guy Griffiths

The Life & Times of an Australian Admiral

Peter Jones

This book tells the amazing story of one the Royal Australian Navy's most decorated officers. He joined the Navy as 13-year-old boy and served in World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. This is the story of the Navy during those dramatic years.
Date Published :
June 2021
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781922454683
Pages : 312
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Available


In his long career in the Royal Australian Navy, Guy Griffiths participated in its emergence from Depression-era stricture, pre-World War II, to its reinvention in the 1950s and 60s as a capable middle-power force centered on aircraft carriers in the missile age. In this time, he personally experienced the RAN’s darkest days in the face of the Japanese onslaught and its finest hour in the Philippines Campaign of World War II, and its close involvements in the Korean War and then the Vietnam War. He witnessed the realities of war in positions of increasing responsibility.

Guy Griffiths: The Life & Times of an Australian Admiral is the authorized biography of Rear Admiral Guy Griffiths AO, DSO, DSC, RAN.

"From country boy to gold-braided admiral, Guy Griffiths has led a richly-textured life of service to the navy and the nation. As a teenage midshipman he survived the disastrous sinking of the battlecruiser HMS Repulse off Malaya in 1941 and went on to fight at sea with distinction in another two wars: Korea and Vietnam. It is an unmatched record of courage, dedication and achievement. This is the enthralling biography of a remarkable sailor and a genuinely great Australian." — Mike Carlton AM, bestselling author of Flagship & First Victory