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The Pen is Mightier

Ed: D R Rickard (710/36016)
Publisher: RAN Writers Association ISBN: 0646424009

The Pen is Mightier is a collection of short autobiographies and biographies of members of the Royal Australian Navy's Writer Category. These interesting 'snapshots' of sailors' careers cover a period from the time prior to World War II to the present day, including entries from Writers still actually serving. The book contains information about the ships and establishments they served in, the ranks they attained, shipmates they served with and in many instances, a brief insight into how they made the transition to civilian life.

The Pen is Mightier also contains a short history of how the RAN's Writer Branch evolved, plus several humorous anecdotes from scribes, about fellow scribes. All have been recalled by serving and ex-serving members of the branch, after having made that memorable journey back through the unique range of activities experienced during their naval careers.

December 2008

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