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This is an auction for ARK ROYAL: THE LIFE, DEATH AND REDISCOVERY OF THE LEGENDARY SECOND WORLD WAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER, by Mike Rossiter.

Amazon.com review:

"In June 1941 the Ark Royal won one of Britain's most famous naval victories. The German fleet's flagship, the battleship Bismarck, had been ravaging the British fleet in the Atlantic. Sailing through a storm the Ark Royal tracked the Bismarck. A dozen swordfish bombers took off from her deck and pounded shells shell into the German ship, sinking her. It was a victory that resonated around the world. Hitler demanded that the Ark Royal be destroyed at whatever cost. When Ark Royal was launched in 1938 she was one of the most sophisticated weapons at the disposal of British military command. The aircraft carrier was the latest, and soon to be one of the most feared, developments in naval warfare. In her first two years of operation the Ark Royal survived countless attacks, and was considered one of the luckiest ships in the Navy. But within a month of sinking the Bismarck the Ark Royal was destroyed while sailing off the coast of Gibraltar. And there she has rested, one kilometre below the surface of the Mediterranean, until her wreck was discovered by Mike Rossiter in 2004. In gripping detail, and using the testimony of survivors of the sinking and men who lived, flew and fought on the Ark Royal, Rossiter tells the remarkable story of the life and legend of this most iconic of ships. Also, and for the first time, he reveals the story of the quest to discover the wreck of this naval legend."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2006.

302 pages + photographs and other illustrations.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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