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Summary

The year: 1943. Now there was to be no more retreat for Britain and her Allies. At last the war was to be carried into enemy territory. And from captured bases and makeshift harbours in North Africa, the Royal Navy's Special Force was to be the probe and the spearhead of the advance.

To this unorthodox war came the corvette H. M. S. Thistle and her commanding officer, John Crispin. Both were veterans, she from the Atlantic, he from the trauma of seeing his last command and her company brutally destroyed.

Soon they would be fighting amongst remote Adriatic islands, helping the partisans and guerrillas with whom they had little in common except an overwhelming common hatred of the enemy who had attacked and destroyed their countries.

Ship and crew had to be welded into a single fighting unit. And it had to be done not in training but on active duty.

©1969 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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for armchair warriors

it was hard to put down and caused me to read others in the series which i also thoroughly enjoyed.
D Reeman is a through and through navy man and D Rinyoul really btought it to life.

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Good story. Several chapters repeat.

A really good story spoiled. I found that several of the chapters were repeated. This was really irritating when listening whilst driving and in the middle of a hands on project.

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To Risks Unknown

For me this is a fist class story by a fine writer.
David Rintoul is a very good and experienced reader and is as good as they get, just like his acting. Highly recommended.

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Fast action story, very realistic.

As with other books by D Reeman, a enjoyable RN battle story, this time of the smaller ships of the line.

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A good read.

Good story. Plenty of action. Excellent presentation by a accomplished reader. Well up to the authors standard.

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addictive story

Brilliant WW2 story, difficult to put down, well told by David good voices emphasises action parts

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Exciting

Douglas Reeman’s naval WW2 novels never disappoint. The narrator is excellent and the story exciting and fast paced. Very enjoyable.

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Good yarn

This reading was marred by several chapters being repeated twice. Either the device or recording.

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same old, same old

story book adventure like thousands before. Entertaining enough but hardly a classic. Love story unbelievable and not necessary.

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Good story as ever

Some duplication on the recording otherwise the same old Reeman magic. Great story telling as usual