Fidelity Will Haunt Me Till I Die, by Peter Kingswell

Fidelity Will Haunt Me Till I Die, by Peter Kingswell

Book published by the Royal Marines Historical Society in 2010. 124 pages. Paperback (N4891)

From the rear side cover: This book tells the extraordinary story of the last eight months of HMS Fidelity, fitted out as a 'Q' Ship Special Service Vessel, with two seaplanes, an MTB, two landing craft, torpedo tubes and 4" guns. It is one of the most remarkable tales of the Second World War. How Commander Jacques Langlais, a Corsican pirate and Adventurer, persuaded the Admiralty to fit his tramp steamer out in such a way, provide him with a company of the toughest Royal Marine Commandos in the world, remains a mystery! However, he had the backing of Churchill himself for his secret mission to the Far East, behind Japanese lines. Illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs, chapters include:

  • The Beginning
  • Motor Torpedo Boat 105
  • The Island
  • The Commandos
  • Chale
  • Alarms and Excursions
  • Rideway and Liverpool
  • The End
  • Appendices - including Survivors and Casualties, and the Machines

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs, and some light creasing and wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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