Proud Echo by Ronald McKie
Proud Echo by Ronald McKie
Proud Echo by Ronald McKie
Proud Echo by Ronald McKie

Proud Echo by Ronald McKie

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Proud Echo

The Great Last Battle of H.M.A.S. 'Perth'

by Ronald McKie

Pacific Books, 1966, paperback

Very Good Condition, cover a little worn, pages a little yellowed

'On a February night in 1942 the Australian light cruiser Perth and the American heavy cruiser Houston, having survived the disastrous battle of the Java Sea, encountered a strong Japanese convoy moving in to invade Java.  After a fierce engagement with an overwhelming enemy force, both ships were sunk.  Here is the story of a great and terrible battle, as told to the author by those who survived it.'