Ordeal by Water, by P Keeble

Ordeal by Water
Peter Keeble

In late 1941 Peter Keeble was despatched to South Africa on an urgent mission to raise men and equipment to augment the almost negligible salvage force then operating in the Middle East. Within a few months he was carrying out his first salvage operation in the Red Sea. He ultimately rose to command vessels, salvage ships, tugs and lifting craft as Fleet Salvage Officer, Eastern Mediterranean and Levant. He carried out some extraordinary life-threatening operations underwater. Working in filthy, oil-laden water, treading warily for booby traps and sometimes under enemy fire, Lt Cdr Keeble and his team waged a constant battle in which resourcefulness and improvisation, endurance and a silent dogged heroism were pitted against the forces of nature and man-made havoc.

Paperback. Used but in very good condition. Slight rubbing to edges of spine.

206 pages
4 pages black and white photographs
112 mm x 178 mm (4.3 in x 7 in)
1959, Pan Books, London




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Weight .3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 2 cm