Hero of the Upholder

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Periscope Publishing Ltd., Apr 1, 2004 - 191 pages
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This volume is Allaway's international biography of Britain's greatest ever submarine captain.
 

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Contents

Foreword
6
Authors Preface and Acknowledgements
7
A fitting and a most humbling occasion
11
Out of Argentina
15
Wanklyn Minimus
19
Very much his own person
24
A mode of warfare which those who command the sea do not want
29
Francos lot were the worst
36
One cigarette all round and one only
110
I could literally hear my knees knocking
113
All the dogs in Sicily were barking
119
The most skilful attack ever made
125
A sight granted to few submariners
131
VC but mother in tears
134
A pretty close call
139
Second Uboat the Amiraglio St Bon
142

Very close to him in his problems
43
Our chances werent going to be very good
52
Little chance of shooting up a Hun
56
An almost intuitive perception
66
The Illustrious blitz
76
By guess and by God
79
Obviously a very disappointed man
83
Plain butchery
90
The spell is broken
93
The oldest jacket imaginable
97
The sinking of the Conte Rosso
103
A foul lake of wrecks
146
Report farm casualties
151
No mean achievement
155
Count the days they are not so many
159
A giant among us
163
the crew of HMS Upholder
175
analysis of David Wanklyns handwriting
176
Bibliography
178
Source References
179
Index
187
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