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The Horizon

Reeman, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0434626333 / ISBN 13: 9780434626335
Published by London: Heinemann, 1993, London, 1993
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Horizon

Publisher: London: Heinemann, 1993, London

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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The Horizon is the third book in the Blackwood-Royal Marines saga. The first, Badge of Glory, was set during the 1850s and the war against slavery in Africa, and the second, The First to Land, had a Chinese setting in 1900 with the Boxer Rebellion. The Horizon takes Jonathan Blackwood into the 1914-1918 war, and the stark relisation that the days of scarlet coats, the square of battle and the Corps' unchanging tradition of honour and glory have gone for ever. The story is in two parts. The first, the Gallipoli campaign, offers a horrifying initiation into a war of which the young marines have little understanding, and for which no training has prepared them. The second half concerns the Naval Division in Flanders and trench warfare - the awful losses and the futility, while the minds of the general staff have been left far behind by the savagery of a conflict they cannot control. The title of the novel refers to the dark lip of the trench, which greeted the marines every morning, and was too often the last thing they saw.

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Douglas Edward Reeman, a contemporary British writer, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II and eventually rising to lieutenant. He also has taught navigation to yachtsmen, and has served as a script adviser for television and films. Under the pseudonym Alexander Kent, Reeman is the author of the best-selling 25-volume "Richard Bolitho Novels." His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

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