UNPUBLISHED CHAPTERS FROM THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE SA NAVAL FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Scientia Militaria. 2012;22(1) DOI 10.5787/22-1-333

 

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Journal Title: Scientia Militaria

ISSN: 2309-9682 (Print); 2224-0020 (Online)

Publisher: Stellenbosch University

Society/Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Military

LCC Subject Category: Military Science

Country of publisher: South Africa

Language of fulltext: Afrikaans, English

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W.M. Bisset

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Abstract | Full Text

The first narrative of the South African Naval Forces during the Second World War was written by Cdr H.R. Gordon-Cumming, OBE for the Union War Histories Section in the Office of the Prime Minister and appears to have been completed in December 1950. A number of chapters from this work were included in War In the Southern Oceans 1939-45 which was published by Oxford University Press in 1961. In December 1967 a shortened version of Cdr Gordon-Cumming's narrative, which he entitled Brief History (Sea) was included in a book duplicated on a Roneo machine, A Short History of the SA Navy, compiled by Lt (now Cdre, Retired) A.P. Burgers for the SA Navy's Directorate of Personnel at Naval Headquarters.