Derek Law Bibliography

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STEPHENS, Ronald Bruce, PARLOUR, Sue & PARLOUR, Andy. HMS Tarana: In at the Deep End. x, 147p., illus. Darlington: Serendipity, 2007. ISBN: 9781843942320.

An engaging autobiography. It mainly describes life aboard a clandestine trawler, as part of SOE’s secret operations in the Mediterranean, retrieving airman, escapers and agents from the South of France. Stephens was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his part in the work. The later part of the book describes the trawlers more mundane work in 1944-45 carrying supplies and ammunition around the Mediterranean.