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The Enigmatic Sailor

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This is the account of a young naval officer who acted as a seagoing eavesdropper in World War II. Sir Alan Peacock presents graphic recollections of life on the lower deck, being torpedoed in a Channel action, and contributing to intelligence information required to foil enemy attacks on Russian convoys.
Paperback, 118 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Whittles
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Roger Boyle
Jul 12, 2012 Roger Boyle rated it really liked it
Well, if you like 20C autobiography and you are interested in crypt, then you'll like this.
Peacock is an emeritus professor of economics (with whom I once shared a room in 197x) and writes as such: very entertaining but scholarly.
As the blurb says, and Peacock stresses, the book avoids the very well trodden territory of Bletchley Park etc, and tells an unknown tale of front line crypt under fire at sea.
An entertaining mix of technical stuff you don;t know, interspersed with some service anecdo
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Sir Alan Turner Peacock (born 26 June 1922) DSC, FBA, FRSE is a British economist born in 1922. He has taught at the University of St Andrews, the London School of Economics (where he also conducted the LSE Orchestra), the University of Edinburgh's School of Economics, the University of York (where he founded the Department of Economics), and finally at the University of Buckingham, of which he ...more
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