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Securing the Narrow Sea : The Dover Patrol 1914-1918 (Hardcover) (Steve R. Dunn)
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Using first-hand accounts of the participants, the book examines the wide-ranging exploits of the Dover Patrol – from shore bombardment, barrage building and maintenance, anti-submarine work and escort duties to the protection of troops and supplies to the Western Front and ship-to-ship engagements with German forces. It also charts the in-fighting at the Admiralty which led to two changes of command and examines the personalities of the men involved.
The author paints a vivid picture of a vital and little known part of the war at sea, bringing its exploits and challenges to life and culminating with the infamous Zeebrugge and Ostend raids. An important new book.