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Story of the New Zealand light cruiser's service in the Second World War, including her part in the battle with the Graf Spee off Montevideo and later the ship's actions in the Pacific.

From the blurb: "As author Jack Harker says, `Achilles was the men who served in her.' As one of those men he chronicles her service with the RNZN: peacetime training and Island cruising; the endless tedium of escort duties and of fruitless hunting for elusive German commerce-raiders; grim drama at River Plate; early actions in the Pacific war, and the closing months of that unequalled naval conflict ... This book is a splendid tribute to ... the New Zealanders who lived - and died - in Achilles."

Well illustrated with fascinating b/w pictures.

First edition, published 1980 by Collins, Auckland; hard cover (blue with gilt lettering) all in very good clean, tight and complete condition; no inscriptions or price clipping. Approx 15cm x 23cm, 264 pages including two appendices plus bibliography and index.

NOTE: Jacket design is from a painting by W.W. Stewart. The dust jacket is also in very good condition - apologies for the wavy lines in the scan! Please click here to ask a question
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