Coasters Go to War

Coasters Go to War

Military Sailings to the Continent, 1939–1945

Hardback144pp Illustrated240x253mm

9781901703566     Product Code: 505889

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Within eight days of the declaration of war in 1939, a dozen coastal cargo ships had been requisitioned to supply the troops in France. By the following spring there were 160, and it was their task to bring the British Expeditionary Force back from Dunkirk. Four years later, 460 ships of ten different nationalities were involved in the D-Day operation. This book documents the activities of these vital fleets with listings of the service record of each vessel.

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