1941. To the residents and defense forces of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong, the war in Europe remains remote. Even the massive build-up of Japanese forces on the Chinese border cannot dent their carefree optimism. Yet one man suspects the truth. Lieutenant-Commander Esmond Brooke, captain of HMS Serpent and a veteran of the cruel Atlantic, sees all too clearly the folly and incompetence of Hong Kong's colonial administration. To Brooke, attack by Japan seems inevitable. But, in war, there will always be some who attempt the impossible, even in the face of death. This is the story of one ship and her company who refuse to accept the anguish of defeat and surrender to a merciless enemy.
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Douglas Reeman joined the Navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea, and later served in motor torpedo boats. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty best-selling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.Review:
"One can almost smell the sea and the burning oil." —Sunday Express
"Mr. Reeman writes with great knowledge about the sea and those who sail on it." —The Times
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Book Description Random House Uk Ltd, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new edition. 288 pages. 7.00x4.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0099502356
Book Description Random House UK, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099502356
Book Description Random House UK, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099502356
Book Description Random House UK, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099502356