One vital convoy can break Mussolinias stranglehold on Malta a but it is intercepted in the Mediterranean by enemy warships ... Five light British cruisers are left to beat back the armed might of the Italian battle fleet and C.S. Forester a creator of Horatio Hornblower a takes us aboard HMS Artemis as she steams into battle against overwhelming odds. We get inside the heads of Artemisas men, from the Captain on his bridge down to the lowest engine room rating, as they struggle over one long and terrifying afternoon to do their duty. C.S. Forester brilliantly recounts life aboard a British warship during some of the darkest days of the Second World War: capturing the urgency of the blazing guns, the thunderous rupturing of deck plates, the screams of pain and the shouts of triumph.The Torpedo Lieutenant certainly could not shut his eyes and count slowly along the main port-side distributing main, ticking off one by one every branch, every fusebox, and every switch, but the Torpedo Gunnera#39;s Mate could do that, and heanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Penguin UK - 2006-10-05|