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Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 274 p. ; 24 cm. Notes; NOT price-clipped. First edition and first printing. Summary; It is 1943. Only HMS "Reliant" and one other ship of the battlecruiser class have survived, and Guy Sherbrooke knows he could be her last captain. As Britain prepares to invade occupied Europe, all those who sail in her know there can be no half measures: only death or glory awaits. Subjects; World War, (1939-1945) - Naval operations, British - Fiction. Second World War fiction. Fiction / War & Military. Fiction / Historical. World War, (1939-1945). Naval operations, British ; Fiction. Genres; Fiction. Sea stories.
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At the outbreak of World War II, only four battlecruisers remain, the fatal flaw of their weak armour has destroyed the rest. As Captain Sherbrooke joins HMS Reliant in 1943, he knows he may be her last captain. There can be no half-measures - only death or glory.Review:
"Excellent ... what Reeman likes is plot and characterisation, and, like many a good craft, his lines are good and clean" (Guy Walters The Times)
"If any author deserves to be 'piped' into bookshops with full naval honours it is Douglas Reeman, without question master of both genres of naval fiction - historical and modern" (Books Magazine)
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