Title Cruiser. The Life and Loss of HMAS Perth and her Crew
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Sydney William Heinemann 2010
1741668395 / 9781741668391
Seller ID ID255705
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 706 pages After the fall of Singapore in 1942, HMAS Perth was hurled into the forlorn campaign to stem the Japanese advance toward Australia. Off the coast of Java in March 1942 she met an overwhelming enemy naval force. Firing until her ammunition was exhausted she was sunk with the loss of 353 of her crew. Another 324 men were taken into Japanese captivity.