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Hero of the Fleet

William Stone


PUBLISHED: 3rd June 2010
ISBN: 9781845965891
ANNOTATION:
Born in rural Devon, he joined the navy during the First World War, travelled the globe just before the British Empire's light began to fade and saw action in some of the most significant sea battles of the Second World War.
Hero of the Fleet
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PUBLISHED: 3rd June 2010
ISBN: 9781845965891
ANNOTATION:
Born in rural Devon, he joined the navy during the First World War, travelled the globe just before the British Empire's light began to fade and saw action in some of the most significant sea battles of the Second World War.

Annotation

Born in rural Devon, he joined the navy during the First World War, travelled the globe just before the British Empire's light began to fade and saw action in some of the most significant sea battles of the Second World War.

Publisher Description

Second World War. This is his astonishing story.

Author Biography

William Stone was one of the last men to have served in both the Great War and the Second World War. Up until his death in 2009, he made countless public appearances to pass on his memories and wisdom and teach new generations the realities of sacrifice, duty and war.

Review

"Part of Bill's appeal is that he represented a lost world, when Britain really did rule the waves. This charming book goes a long way to bringing that world back to life" Daily Express "Fascinating ... an extraordinary look at a life that spanned three centuries" News of the World "[Stone's] memoirs immortalise the astonishing story of 'an ordinary man living in extraordinary times'" Legion

Review Text

Part of Bill's appeal is that he represented a lost world, when Britain really did rule the waves. This charming book goes a long way to bringing that world back to life

Promotional "Headline"

William Stone's long and remarkable life is documented

Product Details

Author
William Stone
Year
2010
ISBN-10
1845965892
ISBN-13
9781845965891
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2010-06-03
Pages
256
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 x 8pp b/w
Language
English
Short Title
HERO OF THE FLEET
Subtitle
Two World Wars, One Extraordinary Life - The Memoirs of Centenarian William Stone
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Audience
General/Trade