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by Geoffrey Brooke

Free eBook Alarm Starboard! download ISBN: 1844152308
Author: Geoffrey Brooke
Publisher: Pen and Sword (April 19, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 288
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Leaders and Notable People
Size MP3: 1943 mb
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Alarm Starboard!, by Geoffrey Brooke, tells us of his experiences as a. .As others have said, this book is a must have for the naval historian. Brooke goes into incredible detail of his adventures, and misadventures, during the period.

Alarm Starboard!, by Geoffrey Brooke, tells us of his experiences as a member of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Brooke’s story reads like a history of the war itself as his first posting aboard HMS Nelson was followed by service aboard HMS Prince of Wales during her brief but intense battle with the German battleship Bismarck, and later, when she was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Pacific.

The Author's naval war experiences make the most exciting reading

The Author's naval war experiences make the most exciting reading  .

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Book DescriptionThe Author's naval war experiences make the most exciting reading. After being mined on the battleship Nelson in 1939, he served on the Prince of Wales, during the Bismarck action, witnessing the sinking of the Hood and Churchill and Roosevelt's historic meeting. He survived the disastrous sinking by Japanese dive-bombing in December 1941 but within two days of reaching Singapore, the Island fell

Alarm Starboard! by Geoffrey Brooke. The Author's naval war experiences make the most exciting reading

Alarm Starboard! by Geoffrey Brooke. The Author's naval war experiences make the most exciting reading.

Alarm Starboard! - eBook. His epic journey covered 1660 miles and took 37 days. Thereafter his adventures continued, with the North African landings, Russian convoys and, returning to the Far East, he was in the carrier Formidable when she was hit twice by Japanese Kamikazes before VI Day August 1945. Alarm Starboard! - eBook.

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Geoffrey Brooke has an entertaining writing style that keeps the reader captivated throughout the book. I can't recommend this one enough.

To. John Persse, Lieutenant, 7th Rifle Brigade. Other author's books: Alarm Starboard!: A Remarkable True Story of the War at Sea. Menu. Alarm starboard! Green seven-0; angle of sight six; !’ A near-black bomber-though the first ever seen it was clearly a Heinkel 111-had broken through the scudding clouds and was diving on the battleship and the carrier.

The Author's naval war experiences make the most exciting reading. After being mined on the battleship Nelson in 1939, he served on the Prince of Wales, during the Bismarck action, witnessing the sinking of the Hood and Churchill and Roosevelt's historic meeting. He survived the disastrous sinking by Japanese dive-bombing in December 1941 but within two days of reaching Singapore, the Island fell. Evacuated in a coastal steamer, only to be sunk the next morning, he was stranded on a deserted island for a week before setting out for Ceylon in a native boat. His epic journey covered 1660 miles and took 37 days. Thereafter his adventures continued, with the North African landings, Russian convoys and, returning to the Far East, he was in the carrier Formidable when she was hit twice by Japanese Kamikazes before VI Day August 1945.
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BeatHoWin
Alarm Starboard!, by Geoffrey Brooke, tells us of his experiences as a member of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Brooke’s story reads like a history of the war itself as his first posting aboard HMS Nelson was followed by service aboard HMS Prince of Wales during her brief but intense battle with the German battleship Bismarck, and later, when she was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Pacific.

After an amazing fight for survival after the sinking – that could have been a book in itself – Brooke finds himself assigned to the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable, where he tells us of the final battles at sea during the war.

As others have said, this book is a must have for the naval historian. Brooke goes into incredible detail of his adventures, and misadventures, during the period. I took my time reading is as I wanted to delve into a few of the topics outside of the book, and the author is dead on regarding the history and events.

Sadly, Geoffrey left us on January 6th, 2009. I would have liked to thank him for leaving us with this rich history.

Review by Daniel L Little, November 30, 2017
Jeb
Another excellent memoir of the fighting life of a young junior officer in the Royal Navy in World War 2. The author spent most of his times on big ships and the actions are greatly described and very detailed and the author really involves the reader as he shares all his thoughts throughout. His escape from Singapore is also amazing and could be a book on it's own. He really spares no detail and the book is also about youth lost, not only his own during the war-time, but also of the many friends he lost during the war and this book really keeps their memory alive. Well written with lots of colorful detail throughout which makes the book excellent. A must read!!
AfinaS
Good story starting prior to WWII, going through the sinking of a modern Battleship by Japanese aircraft. Then he goes from one hairy escape to another until he finally makes his way back to the British navy. He is then assigned to various ships and survives the war.
Wal
I found this book once picked up was extremely difficult to put down. I am so thankful to the author for sharing his day to day experiences with unfortunately today an ungrateful people. One must continually remind themselves that these are real people, with real lives, real dreams, and red blood. Thank you to the greatest generation of Brits!
Damand
The book is very well written and covers the authors life through WWII in the RN. His life deviated from a typical officer. He goes into great detail, sometimes a bit much, covering his career through Lieutenant.

Its definitely a worthwhile read.
Steel_Blade
Lt. Brooke was present for many of the most notable events of the naval war; the Bismark, the loss of Force 10, the fall of Singapore, a daring escape in a worn out sailboat, Arctic convoys, and the final push against Japan. It's a well-written account. The passages on HMS Formidable as a responsible damage control officer are particularly interesting as an example of an under-emphasized aspect of naval warfare, and as an example of personal courage. Highly recommended.
Wenaiand
The author lived through some of the most memorable events of WW 2 at sea, fighting the Germans, Italians, Japanese more than once each. He saw the Bismarck firing on his ship the Prince of Wales; he survived the sinking of the same ship by the Japanese and was one of few who escaped from Singapore and crossed the Indian Ocean in a quite unsuitable sailing vessel. He served on Cruisers and Aircraft Carriers and was in active service from beginning to end. A really worthwhile read.
In every war, there are people who by chance were at important places and events time after time. This is a first person account of a young officer who fought through the entire war ( 1939 to 1945 for him ). If you want a history lesson, you will be better served else where. If you want to know what people were thinking and how they saw the world at this time, I would give it a read.