A thoroughly researched and persuasive book about a still controversial subject.
?A careful writer who has combed the documents?his narrative is clean and his observations generally sensible? Hugh Trevor Roper, Daily Telegraph.
Peter Padfield served as an officer on P&O liners and subsequently travelled extensively in the Pacific. He has firmly established his reputation with books on submarine warfare, navy gunnery, the exercising of maritime power and biographies of Heinrich Himmler and Grand Admiral Karl Donitz.