A Smack at the Boche
Leading Seaman Ronnie Turner's illegal war diary is an enjoyable tale of pocket battleships, torpedoed crews and Admiral Harwood’s tattoo’s, all sprinkled with Spike Milligan like humour, making this a memoire you won’t want to put down.
The book is illustrated with Ronnie's own never seen before photographs of life on board a Royal Navy heavy cruiser during the early years of WW2.
If you like Max Hastings and World War Two naval history then you will love this autobiography which gives an easy to read insider view of life in the Royal Navy during the war.
Ronnie Turner had set his sights on a career with the Royal Navy and like Ant Middleton, he wouldn’t stop until he’d achieved his goal of having ‘a smack at the boche’.
His quest plucked him from his home in Liverpool and led him to the exotic temptations of Rio, freezing Falkland storms and searching for a heavily armed German raider in a rowing boat with six scousers and a padre.
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