FISHERMEN AT WAR by Leo Walmsley


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A Yorkshire novelist writes of his own village folk under fire, of the fishermen whose services to their country receive but little notice, of the endurance, imperturbability and quiet courage as they carry on. Walmsley was a pilot in the last war, and lives now on the Yorkshire coast with his family. He writes in intimate detail of aboard minesweepers, trawers, keelers, an day in, day out, the fishing folk do their vital work. He tells of dive bombing of unarmed fishing craft, of the R.A.F. defense work, of coast guards to the rescue, of Dunkirk. Another phase of England at war, by necessity lacking the dramatics of the air work, but a vital life line. Nicely written book.

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran