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Ark Royal: Sailing Into Glory

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The Life, Death and Rediscovery of the Legendary Second World War Aircraft Carrier.

The fascinating story of the life, legend and rediscovery of a British naval icon.

In June 1941 HMS Ark Royal sailed through a ferocious storm intent on tracking the Bismarck. A dozen swordfish bombers took off from her deck and pounded shell after shell into the German battleship, sending he
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 7th 2007 by Corgi (first published June 6th 2006)
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John Humber
Oct 30, 2014 John Humber rated it liked it
Shelves: history-factual
I'm a bit of a sucker for books about naval history in general and this period in particular. This book tells two stories; one is the story of the ship, its building and its sinking; the other is the story of Rossiter's attempts to locate the wreck. The two stories are intertwined and it makes for a compulsive read.

It was a holiday read for me soon after its publication and I've read it again since then. It's not life-changing, it's not great literature but it is a fascinating story if you have
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I have never read about naval warfare in the Mediterranean so it was pretty interesting. A very historic ship.
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