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Phoenix Squadron

HMS Ark Royal, Britain's last Topguns and the untold story of their most dramatic mission

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Phoenix Squadron by Rowland White
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Description

HMS Ark Royal was the most powerful warship the Royal Navy had ever put to sea.50,000 tons of British Sovereign Territory a floating airfield that was home to 2700 men, a stockpile of nuclear weapons, and the most modern, capable air force in Europe. But by the early seventies, Ark Royal was in the twilight of her career. Only kept in service to help face down the Cold War threat from the powerful Soviet Navy, it seemed Ark would play no further part on the world s stage. Then, in January 1972, intelligence reached Whitehall that British Honduras now Belize was threatened with imminent invasion. To defend the colony Britain s response had to be immediate and unequivocal.And Ark Royal offered the only effective means of preventing the little Central American country being overrun by battle-hardened, US-trained Guatemalan paratroops.But to do so the old carrier would first have to endure a destructive, high-speed 1500 mile dash across the Atlantic towards the Gulf of Mexico.

Author Biography

Rowland White lives in London with his wife and two children, and works in publishing.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Corgi Books
Pages
544
Dimensions
127x198x34
ISBN-13
9780552152907
Product ID
3955529

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