The Bells of Sunda Strait by David Burchell

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The Bells of Sunda Strait

by David Burchell

Rigby, 1971 [First Edition], [Signed], ISBN 0851792286, illustrated end-papers (maps), colour and black and white photographic plates, black and white illustrations, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, Signed by Author on title page, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners; dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping, small chips and tears to edges and corners (see photographs)

"Dave Burchell never could resist a challenge.  He has had to face a lot of them since losing a leg in boyhood.  He even parachuted into the ocean to prove a point ... and he has skindived into a number of very strange places.
But the Bells of Sunda Strait were something different.  The idea of them nagged at him from the moment he realised that H.M.A.S. Perth and the U.S.S. Houston, lying on the seabed since their battle with the Japanese Navy, might be reached by skindiving.
then he met a Perth survivor, and the project flamed into life.  He felt that he must follow through with it, but there were many obstacles to overcome before he could plunge into the turbulent, shark-infested waters of the Strait."

 


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