Malta 1941. To most people H.M.S. Saracen is just an ugly, obsolete ship with an equally ugly recent history: her last commander is due for court-martial after shelling the troops he was sent to protect.
But to Captain Richard Chesnaye she brings back memories - memories of the First World War when he and the old monitor went through the Gallipoli campaign together. It seems that captain and ship are both past their best. But as the war enters a new phase Chesnaye senses the possibility of a fresh, significant role - for him and the Saracen.
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Different kind of War Story
Yes I would because it was a good read/listen. I am also going to look into more of his books because I am very interested in WWI and WWII naval ships and battles.
I like the first part of the story about how the the ship and the crew were brought to life. The English might be a little hard at first, but that is because we don't use the English language like it was used back then.Also that it was written long before I was born. I feel that this book helped bring alive some of the old romance from back when Naval battles where more interesting than watching a missile on a CCTV screen.
If you are a younger reader/listener like I am, give this book a chance if you are a naval history buff. It was refreshing pace from my normal science fiction and modern day thrillers. I recommend it.
A classic long overlooked