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In 1949, at the beginning of the Cold War, Lieutenant-Commander John Kerans, stuck in a desk job in Nanking, was suddenly called upon by the Admiralty to go to the rescue of a naval frigate, the HMS Amethyst, which had been caught in the crossfire of the Chinese civil war. In this thrilling account of the "Yangtse Incident," Nigel Farndale captures all the excitement that surrounded Kerans's unexpected hour of glory, and all the poignancy of his inevitable fall from grace.

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In 1949 at the beginning of the Cold War, Cdr John Kerans was called upon by the Admiralty to go to the rescue of a naval frigate, HMS Amethyst. Nick Farndale captures the excitement that surrounded Keran's hour of glory, and the poignancy of his inevitable later fall from grace.

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ISBN:
9780571208258
Subtitle:
CDR John Kerans 1915-1985
Author:
FARNDALE, NIGEL
Publisher:
Short Books
Location:
N
Subject:
Military
Copyright:
Series:
SHORT LIVES S.
Publication Date:
20010508
Binding:
TP
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
175 x 115 in.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1949 at the beginning of the Cold War, Cdr John Kerans was called upon by the Admiralty to go to the rescue of a naval frigate, HMS Amethyst. Nick Farndale captures the excitement that surrounded Keran's hour of glory, and the poignancy of his inevitable later fall from grace.
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