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Westbound, Warbound Alexander Fullerton

Westbound, Warbound By Alexander Fullerton

Westbound, Warbound by Alexander Fullerton


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Summary

Grippingly authentic Second World War adventure aboard a Merchant Navy vessel in the South Atlantic.

Westbound, Warbound Summary

Westbound, Warbound by Alexander Fullerton

Andy Holt, is a 20-year-old 3rd Mate in the PollyAnna carrying coal in the South Atlantic to be off-loaded, before picking up a cargo of iron ore. There are rumours of German raiders in the area which are confirmed when the seamen come across what's left of a boat and its crew, in a rapid state of decomposition. Andy's vessel is onward bound via Calcutta and her whorehouses, to Montevideo, a neutral port, all the while wary of a particular German warship, the Graf Spee, which is picking off British naval vessels. But as the PollyAnna leaves Montevideo and heads for Vitoria, who should turn up in the former but the Graf Spee herself. It transpires that a German ship in the same port is holding British prisoners, and some of the locals are reputed Nazis. The skipper is unable to get hold of the ambassador and so takes matters into his own hands. He takes the decent if rash option of ramming the German ship in the dead of night, sending Andy and others across to free the prisoners, one of whom is a charming young lady...WESTBOUND, WARBOUND is Alexander Fullerton on top form - a gripping historical novel adventure of utter authenticity.

Westbound, Warbound Reviews

'His action passages are superb, and he never puts a period foot wrong' - Observer 'Impeccable in detail and gripping in impact' - Irish Independent 'Has the ring of truth and integrity proper to a work of art' - Daily Telegraph

About Alexander Fullerton

Alexander Fullerton was regarded as one of Britain's premier adventure novelists since his first book SURFACE! was a bestseller in 1953. Apart from the acclaimed Everard series he was the author of an SOE quartet featuring Rosie Ewing. Alexander Fullerton was a cadet at Dartmouth at the age of thirteen and went to sea serving first in the battleship Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean. He wrote his first novel SURFACE! in the early 1950s and it sold over 500,000 copies. Then he worked on the 9-volume Nicholas Everard series that made his reputation. He died in February 2008.

Additional information

GOR001719951
9780751534801
0751534803
Westbound, Warbound by Alexander Fullerton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2004-10-07
288
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