Phoenix Squadron: HMS "Ark Royal", Britain's Last Topguns and the Untold Story of Their Most Dramatic Mission

Author(s): Rowland White

Military History

January 1972: the tiny outpost of British Honduras is threatened with imminent invasion by battle-hardened, US-trained Guatemalan paratroops. Britain's response must be immediate and decisive. But there is only one deterrent the government can offer: HMS Ark Royal, once the Navy's most powerful warship, now a white elephant on the verge of being scrapped. To save the small colony, she must launch a pair of Buccaneer fighter bombers on an unprecedented long-range mission. But first the old carrier must make a high-speed, 1,500 mile dash across the Atlantic towards the Gulf of Mexico. The odds of arriving in time are very slim indeed...Drawing on extensive first-hand accounts and previously unseen, classified documents, Rowland White has pieced together one of the most audacious and thrilling missions of post-war British military history.

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General Fields

  • : 9780552152907
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Corgi Books
  • : April 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rowland White
  • : 528
  • : 528
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
  • : Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
  • : 972.8205
  • : 972.8205