With The Royal Navy in War and Peace

O'er The Dark Blue Sea

B B Schofield

The Royal Navy that Brian Bethen Schofield joined at the beginning of the Twentieth Century truly ruled the waves. Safe anchorages spanned the globe and faster, better armored ships with revolutionary weaponry were coming into service.
Date Published :
February 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Editor :
Victoria Schofield
Language:
English
Illustration :
Black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526736475
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$49.95

Overview
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The Royal Navy that Brian Bethen Schofield joined at the beginning of the Twentieth Century truly ruled the waves. Safe anchorages spanned the globe and faster, better armored ships with revolutionary weaponry were coming into service.

After serving as a midshipman in The Great War, Schofield qualified as a navigator and interpreter in French and Italian. At the outbreak of The Second World War he was Naval Attaché in The Hague and Brussels before becoming Director of Trade Division (Convoys) during the critical years 1941-1943. While commanding the battleship King George V he witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay in August 1945.

O’er The Deep Blue Sea is a superbly written memoir offering a fascinating insight into a bygone era. Anyone with more than a passing interest in British naval history will enjoy the Author’s graphic yet modest account of an exceptional career.

About The Author
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The Author. Brian Bethem Schofield Served In The Royal Navy For Some 36 Years Rising To The Rank Of Vice Admiral Before Retiring In 1950\. This Memoir Covers His Distinguished Career In War And Peace. In Retirement He Wrote Numerous Works Of Naval History Including Operation Neptune And Stringbags In Action (Both In Print With Pen And Sword Books).The Editor. Victoria Schofield, The Author’s Daughter, Is A Celebrated Historian And Author. President Of The Oxford Union In 1977 She Has Written Extensively On South Asia. Her Biography Wavell Is In Print With In Hard Back With Pen And Sword. She Lives In West London

Victoria Schofield is a celebrated historian and author. President of the Oxford union in 1977 she has written extensively on South Asia. Her biography Wavell is in print with in hard back with pen and Sword. She lives in west London

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