Proud Echo by Ronald McKie
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.'