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The First World War Journals of Commander Andrew Downes RN By Compiled by Arthur Carden
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Andrew Downes (1887-1945) had an outstanding career in the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Commander in 1920, but was then dismissed and sentenced to imprisonment for indecent assault on a male... More > person. On release he exiled himself to California where he ran a mountain lodge until being frozen to death in a snowstorm. Most of the book consists of summaries of his fascinating journals, including a gripping description of his ship's part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. New edition 2014 to coincide with Portsmouth exhibition “Racing to War: the Royal Navy and 1914”.< Less