"One of the most remarable escapes of the war" - Citation for the OBE awarded Lt.Com. Ralph Burton Goodwin, OBE RNVNR.
This is a first edition, third impression 1953, in fair condition.
Ralph Burton Goodwin was born in New Zealand on 15 July 1902. His first served with the Royal Navy in February 1941, being based at HMS Tamar in Hong Kong. He was taken prisoner when the Japanese captured Hong Kong in December 1941. After the war Goodwin worked for the United Nations. He died in September 1994.