The Fury Trilogy by Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson's latest tour-de-force, his third book in the Fury Trilogy is Shanghai Fury: Australian Heroes of Revolutionary China.
It chronicles the part played by two Australians: George Ernest Morrison and William Henry Donald in bringing down the 2,000 year old Empire to replace it with the modern China of today, the world's largest and most varied Republic.
Volume 2, Anzac Fury.
Many of the Allied forces were killed, whilst the remainder became POW's.
Volume 1, Pacific Fury.
The sinking of HMAS Canberra at the Battle of Savo Island on August 9, 1942 and my part as her Officer of the Watch on her bridge when this action commenced are featured.
It is a powerful coverage of the ebb and flow struggle against the Japanese, after the Japanese invasion of the
This finally ended with the Japanese surrender being signed aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sunday
I was there serving in the heavy 8 inch cruiser HMAS Shropshire, as a Lieutenant RAN. as a Lieutenant RAN.
A truly memorable day indeed, 6 years of war at sea finally at an end.