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Phoenix Squadron HMS Ark Royal , Britain's Last Topguns and the Untold Story of Their Most Dramatic Mission by Rowland White
  

Phoenix Squadron HMS Ark Royal , Britain's Last Topguns and the Untold Story of Their Most Dramatic Mission

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Drawing on extensive first-hand accounts and previously unseen, classified documents, Rowland White has pieced together one of the most audacious and thrilling missions of post-war British military history.

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Phoenix Squadron HMS Ark Royal , Britain's Last Topguns and the Untold Story of Their Most Dramatic Mission by Rowland White

January 1972: the tiny outpost of British Honduras is threatened with imminent invasion by battle-hardened, US-trained Guatemalan paratroops. Britain's response must be immediate and decisive. But there is only one deterrent the government can offer: HMS Ark Royal, once the Navy's most powerful warship, now a white elephant on the verge of being scrapped. To save the small colony, she must launch a pair of Buccaneer fighter bombers on an unprecedented long-range mission. But first the old carrier must make a high-speed, 1,500 mile dash across the Atlantic towards the Gulf of Mexico. The odds of arriving in time are very slim indeed...


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Aircraft carriers, jet fighters and a crisis on the other side of the world. Who could ask for more? It takes an obscure corner of British military history and weaves a story as gripping as any Tom Clancy thriller. It's completely riveting From the cockpit of a fighter jet to the violently pitching deck of an aircraft carrier at night, Rowland White combines pulse-pounding tension with riveting detail. If only all military history was written like this... [A] page-turning thriller of a book...White's obvious passion infuses every page and is highly infectious, while the level of detail should send any budding Tom Clancy rushing to the bookshops' Telegraph

'Reads like a Patrick Robinson or Tom Clancy novel...This is a cracking read. Navy News A true story that reads like a Tom Clancy novel Defence' Focus

About the Author

Rowland White lives in London with his wife and two children, and works in publishing.

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Publication date

1st April 2010

Author

Rowland White

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
544 pages

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Naval forces & warfare

ISBN

9780552152907

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