As a choir boy in a country church, Chris Peacey first saw a young man in naval uniform being admired by ladies and men. This sowed a seed in him. Aged 15 he joined the Navy at the outbreak of war. His first ship, the Prince of Wales, inflicted such damage on the mighty Bismark that she was caught and destroyed. After repairs, the Prince of Wales sailed on a secret mission involving both Churchill and Roosevelt. While attempting to thwart the Japanese invasion of Malaya, his ship was sunk with great loss of life. His own survival was amazing, as was his rescue from the clutches of the Japanese. On survivor's leave Chris met a very attractive girl: his anchor to home. The rest of Chris's war was aboard 'Rose Marie', a landing ship, which took part in allied assault landings in N Africa, Sicily, Anzio, Normandy and Malaysia, coming through death and destruction unscathed. He married his lady, who became a respected teacher, historian and pillar of her community, but he had to spend the next eight 'Cold War' years in submarines, while she was sustaining the home and family. Once he had an accident on his way to join Affray. This saved his life as she sank with all 75 men on board including his replacement.
ISBN: 9780992760113Format: PaperbackAuthor(s): Bob ClarkeFirst Publishment Date: 30 April 2018