Endless Story: Destroyer Operations in the Great War
A classic of Great War naval literature published over eighty-five years ago, Endless Story remains the only comprehensive account of the services of the Royal Navy’s small craft during the First World War. A significant portion of the book focuses on the most famous battles in the North Sea and the English Channel, but the story also turns to the Gallipoli campaign, warfare in the Mediterranean, actions in the Pacific, and also pays tribute to the work of American destroyers in British waters after 1917. Every kind of operation is covered, from U-boat hunting and convoy escort to minelaying and the Zeebrugge Raid.
While the author did not personally take part in the actions he describes, he knew the men who did and gleaned much of his information from personal contact with the sailors. As a result, the book has both authenticity and authority. Eminently readable and written with a novelist’s flair, Endless Story is sure to charm a new generation of readers interested in the First World War.