HMS Ark Royal Zeal Does Not Rest 1981-2011
Alastair Graham and Eric Grove
368 Pages illustrated 9781904459460 £29.99 hardback Maritime Books 2012
This is a superb looking book and is a history of this British aircraft carrier, which spent much of her life in refit or reserve. Her active duty periods were indeed very busy and included the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Many anecdotes are included from former commanding officers and those with a role in the life of the ship. Luckily it appears this famous name will go in the future with a new HMS Ark Royal about 2020 or so.