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HMAS PERTH Memorial Book Age Shall Not Weary Them

HMAS PERTH Memorial Book Age Shall Not Weary Them

Age Shall Not Weary Them. The Story of H.M.A.S. Perth by R G Roberts

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The Story of H.M.A.S. Perth. By Rowland G. Roberts. Several books have now been written about the Perth tragedy. This is the most scarce of those accounts.

Roberts was the Yeoman of Signals on board HMAS Perth, he published this account in 1943.
HMAS Perth was a Australian Navy light cruiser which was transferred from the British Navy to the RAN in 1939.
During WW2, Perth took part in the Battle of Greece, Battle of Crete, and the Syria-Lebanon Campaign before returning to Australian waters in late 1941.

In February 1942, Perth fought in the Battle of the Java Sea / Sunda Straits, during which it was  torpedoed and sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Of the 681 sailors aboard, 353 were killed in battle. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war: 106 died in captivity, and the surviving 218 were returned home to Australia

Includes the full story of the Perth and crew up to the sinking appendixed is a
Roll of the Missing.

  • Book Condition: Used book, only slight edge wear, ink writing dedication from 1943 - see pics otherwise no major problems.
  • Comment: 1st edition and collectable Quality
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Heavy Hard Boards
  • Nominal Roll ? :- Has A Roll Of The Missing
  • Publication Date: 1943 1st edition
  • Total Pages: 168

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