Course for Disaster: From Scapa Flow to the River Kwai by Richard Pool

By Richard Pool

This is the tale of the existence at sea, by means of Naval Officer Richard Pool. He observed the evacuation of Dunkirk, the autumn of Singapore, was once sunk of the coast of Malaya and used to be stranded on a barren region island for 4 months.

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