- Copertina flessibile: 288 pagine
- Editore: OUP Canada; Reprint edizione (20 settembre 2012)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 019544793X
- ISBN-13: 978-0195447934
- Peso di spedizione: 476 g
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Haida: A Story of the Hard Fighting Tribal Class Destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy on the Murmansk Convoy, the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 20 set 2012
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William Sclater worked as a merchant seaman, rubber planter in Malaysia, and journalist before joining the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer in the Second World War. He later worked in public relations. Haida won the Governor General's Award for nonfiction in 1947.
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Despite reworking the original manuscript and having (presumably) an editor at his disposal, Sclater's work is overwritten and mawkish. So, don't read it expecting typical "award-winning" prose.
In spite of these storytelling shortcomings, Sclater's accounts of sea action STILL hold the reader's interest, especially the vicious engagements of the type that doomed sister Tribal, HMCS Athabaskan. Today, the book's importance comes from its attempt to share the detail of life aboard ship and, as the war entered its final post-D-Day period, Haida's journey from North Atlantic convoy escort to allied fighting ship based out of Plymouth.. Today, (2015) very few men who lived aboard these ships remain. Without this book, these details would be lost with their passing.