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Luck on My Side The Wartime Naval Memoirs of Sir John Palmer by John Palmer

Luck on My Side The Wartime Naval Memoirs of Sir John Palmer


Luck on My Side The Wartime Naval Memoirs of Sir John Palmer by John Palmer

Sir John Palmer was at sea for virtually the entire war serving in three ships. During this time he kept a secret diary of events and his reactions and emotions which we are now proud to publish. This book vividly describes the author's many wartime exploits. For the worst period of the Battle of the Atlantic, he was on convoy protection duty in the Corvette HMS Clematis and recalls the famous Christmas Day action against the mighty German battle cruiser Hipper. Sadly Sir John died very recently, after a most distinguished life.

About the Author

Educated at St Paul's School, London and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Sir John Palmer was a skilled sailor, gaining a Blue. After his war-service, he became a solicitor, rising to become President of the Law Society of England and Wales 1978-79. Knighted for his services, he lives near Tiverton, Devon.

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Publication date

6th June 2002


John Palmer

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Pen & Sword Books Ltd


224 pages


True war & combat stories
European history
Second World War
Naval forces & warfare



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