by Ronald McKie, Illustrated by Frank Norton
Angus and Robertson, 1957, black and white illustrations in text, two-tone illustrated plates, illustrated endpapers, illustrated two-page title page, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, creasing and small tears (see photographs)
'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.'