I read many of Douglas Reeman's novels years ago, and during a chance conversation in a public house recently, this book was recommended to me. I thought that I wouldn't be able to obtain a copy, but I was wrong - Amazon UK solved that for me.
It was a book I found difficult to put down, it took me back to my time whilst in the Royal Navy, although I served twenty years after the story was set, the nautical language was one I was very familiar with, as were the characters - I knew of similar, with less blood shed, as this novel was set in the Second World War, whereas, my particular war was Aden.
on 30 September 2015
A cracking yarn giving a feeling for serving on a warship through difficult times, not sparing the tragedy and bloodshed. The characters are human, with human strengths and weaknesses and well developed, not just caricatures.