A Reluctant Hero: The Life and Times of Robert Ryder VC, Richard Hopton.
A biography of the naval commander at the St Nazairre raid, who after a
pre-war career dominated by sailing ships (he sailed home from China in
a yacht built for the task and was the naval commander on the British
Graham Land Expedition), he had a fairly distinguished wartime career,
which included the raid on St. Nazairre, Dieppe and the D-Day Landings.
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