Coastal Forces of the Second World War
Spitfires of the Sea was the sobriquet given to the ‘little ships’ of the Royal Navy — Great Britain’s Coastal Forces of the Second World War. Between 1939 and 1945, almost 2,000 small boats, built of wood and only between 20 and 35 metres long, served around the world, defending coasts and convoys, raiding the enemy’s shores and striking at their shipping.
Spitfires of the Sea is the story of their war.
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