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Gunboat 658

by L. C. Reynolds

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I enjoyed this memoir of the Mediterranean War in 1943. The writing is clear, and there is the drama of driving around in a complicated piece of machinery, looking for trouble. And the joy of surviving it. A superior memoir. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jun 26, 2014 |
"Len Reynolds wrote probably the best eyewitness account of small-craft warfare to emerge from WW2. Anyone who is interested in naval coastal warfare of that period should read it, even though the geographical scope is limited to the Mediterranean and Adriatic, where MGB 658 and Reynolds spent the whole of their service. His continuity of service in a single boat (as, successively, Navigator, First Lieutenant and Commanding Officer) gave Reynolds an appreciation not only of all facets of MGB operations, but also of the all-important factor of crew cohesion and morale." most interesting because many of the officers were from Vancouver - plb
  plb1934 | Aug 10, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0304361836, Paperback)

From Gibraltar to Malta, from Malta to the Sicilian invasion, from Sicily to Sardinia, Corsica, and Yugoslavia: these were the stages where Motor Gunboat 658's exploits played out. With luck, its blazing guns sank many an enemy ship. Written by a man who joined the 658 at only 19 years of age, and stayed with it throughout the war, this thrilling memoir tells a tale of derring-do, comradeship, community, and spirit that no fiction can equal.

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