The Gatecrashers

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591584

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The extraordinary, breathless final volume in the Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers Six midget submarines are about to be towed underwater from Scotland to Norway. Their targets: the giant German warships Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Lutzow. The odds seem stacked against the smaller craft. But if they can survive the nightmarish 2,000-mile tow, Commander Paul Everard will have a chance to gatecrash the fjords and cripple the ship Churchill calls ‘the Beast’. Whether or not he succeeds, the chances of getting out alive are slim. If he fails, his father Nick Everard, escort commander for Arctic convoy PQ19, is in trouble: none of his ships can stand up to Tirpitz’s broadsides. As The Gatecrashers draws to its thunderous climax, father and son face their final and most searching test... Based on the thrilling true story of Operation Source, The Gatecrashers is the blistering culmination of the bestselling Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

All the Drowning Seas

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 191159155X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The next thrilling instalment of the Nicholas Everard thrillers 1942. As a Japanese invasion fleets sweep across the Pacific, a handful of Allied ships prepare for a last-ditch battle at Surabaya in the Java Sea. Not only is the Allied force doomed to defeat: any surviving ships will be trapped, since escape routes are blocked by the enemy. Nick Everard, commanding the cruiser Defiant, is badly wounded in the battle. His ship is heavily damaged and to make matters worse, he has a battered US destroyer under his protection. But unless Everard can find some way out of the trap, both ships and crews face destruction... All the Drowning Seas presents compelling action at sea, and establishes Alexander Fullerton as one of the premier novelists of naval warfare. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torchbearers The Gatecrashers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement

Sixty Minutes for St. George

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591517

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The thrilling and authentic Nicholas Everard naval thriller On St George’s Day 1918 the Royal Navy launch a desperate assault on the German base of Zeebrugge. In the sixty minutes from touchdown to withdrawal, eleven VCs were won and hundreds lay dead or wounded. Churchill said the raid ‘may well rank as the finest feat of arms of the Great War’. Sub-lieutenant Nicholas Everard finds himself in the thick of it: working on minelaying operations, manning coastal patrols and, above all, fighting in savage clashes with enemy destroyers. He must not only fight his skilled opponents: he must fight the odds... For readers of Philip McCutchan and Douglas Reeman, Alexander Fullerton’s outstanding ability to recreate the war as it was felt and lived bursts from every line of this extraordinary novel, the second in the Nicholas Everard series. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

The Blooding of the Guns

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591509

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The first in the epic and unputdownable Nicholas Everard naval thriller series Jutland, 1916: In the windswept North Sea, the Royal Navy awaits the challenge of the Kaiser’s High Sea Fleet. One hundred and fifty British ships, manned by sixty thousand sailors, stand ready for battle in the icy waters... Nicholas Everard, a sub-lieutenant on a destroyer, is going into combat. Little does he know what is in store for himself and his shipmates. How it feels to be in a small ship, racing to launch torpedoes into a line of dreadnoughts’ blazing guns; how it feels to be inside a battleship’s fifteen-inch turrets; or on the bridge of a cruiser under pulverising bombardment. This is battle at sea. How can Everard survive the onslaught? Dramatic, action-packed and meticulously researched, The Blooding of the Guns launches the epic career of Nicholas Everard in this unforgettable series, sure to enthral readers of Douglas Reeman and Philip McCutchan. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Storm Force to Narvik

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591533

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Everard is plunged into action in WW2 British Captain Nick Everard's destroyer is crippled by Nazi gunfire in the German invasion of Norway. Nothing seems able to stop the advance across Europe and the Royal Navy is in a tight situation. Desperately attempting to repair his ship hidden in a remote fjord, Everard is unaware that his son is part of an Allied naval flotilla converging on Norway, and the two are fated to join forces in a deadly arctic battle. Moving into a new and explosive phase of Everard’s career, Storm Force to Narvik takes us deep into the action and danger of the Second World War. The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torchbearers The Gatecrashers

A Share of Honour

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591568

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Danger lurks beneath the Mediterranean waves... Sub-lieutenant Paul Everard serves in the Mediterranean aboard the submarine Ultra, helping the Allies attack Axis supply ships in a life or death struggle beneath the waves. But Paul has other worries: his father, Nick, is somewhere in the Far East, at risk from the rapidly advancing Japanese. His brother, Jack, has become embroiled in the murky world of clandestine operations, and been sent on a high-risk mission to destroy a key German naval base. The Everards are risking everything for the war. But what price is too high for one family to bear? The seventh instalment of the Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers is a searing adventure of warfare at sea. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Last Lift from Crete

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591541

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Crete, May 1941. Against all odds the Everards must survive a relentless Luftwaffe assault The situation is dire for British forces in the Mediterranean. Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham’s signal to his fleet is ‘Stick it out. Navy must not let Army down’. But the ships, with no air cover, have to run the gauntlet of 2,000 German bombers; and can only lick their wounds under cover of darkness. Nick Everard commands the destroyer Tuareg as it ventures well inside Stuka territory. There they are ordered to evacuate a body of troops, plus an Australian field hospital and thirty nurses, from right under the Germans’ noses. The soon-decimated flotilla has to make it round the Aegean, then out of Crete – but only a miracle can save them! Last Lift from Crete is the story of a battle lost and won. It combines gripping personal drama with incredible naval action and shows Alexander Fullerton at the height of his career and his writing powers. A must-read for fans of Alistair MacLean and C. S. Forester. Praise for Alexander Fullerton ‘Impeccable in detail and gripping in impact’ Irish Independent ‘His action passages are superb and he never puts a period foot wrong’ Observer ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overwhelming’ Sunday Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Patrol to the Golden Horn

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591525

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A covert submarine raid where everything is at risk The final days of the First World War, and the menacing bulk of the German battlecruiser Goeben lurks in the Golden Horn at Constantinople. It is vital that she is destroyed, or at least immobilised, and the favoured method is to send an E-class submarine in through the Dardanelles to the sea of Marmara. However, it is two years since an Allied submarine has passed through the Dardanelles successfully – the narrow straits are littered with minefields and nets, and are continually patrolled by gunboats. To send a submarine through now seems suicidal, but the alternative of sparing the Goeben is unthinkable. Aided by a Marine explosives expert and a taciturn intelligence specialist, Nick Everard is on board and in control, ready to run the gauntlet in his most dangerous mission yet... The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torchbearers The Gatecrashers

The Torch Bearers

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591576

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The trap is laid. Now, Nick Everard must wait for the U-boats to arrive... Autumn 1942. Sir Nicholas Everard, Captain of the HMS Harbinger, has a convoy to escort: big and slow, with just one destroyer, two corvettes and a few trawlers to protect it. This will not be an easy mission. Meanwhile, U-boat pack commander Max Looff can hardly believe his luck. His nerve is going and he knows it: but now he has a one-in-a-million chance to annihilate an entire convoy... Little does Looff know, however, that Everard and his ships are bait: designed to distract the Germans from the real ‘Torch’ invasion forces. The game is on. For readers of Alexander Kent, Julian Stockwin and C S Forester, this is a thrilling tale of gallantry and determination in the face of enormous danger. Praise for The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers ‘The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.’ The Sunday Times ‘The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best... carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line’ Irish Times The Nicholas Everard Naval Thrillers The Blooding of the Guns Sixty Minutes for St. George Patrol to the Golden Horn Storm Force to Narvik Last Lift from Crete All the Drowning Seas A Share of Honour The Torch Bearers The Gatecrashers

Nicholas Everard

Mariner of England

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Warner Books (NY)

ISBN: 9780316858861

Category: Everard, Nicholas (Fictitious character)

Page: 742

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In STORM FORCE TO NARVIK, Nicholas Everard is captain of the destroyer Intent. A crash of gunfire leaves her crippled, wallowing through heavy seas to find shelter in a Norwegian fjord. But it is 1940 and Norway is being invaded by the Germans. With engine defects and all her technicians killed in that action Intent is trapped and helpless while the Nazis blast their way into a neutral country, and London dithers. In LAST LIFT FROM CRETE, the Navy's ships, with no air cover, have to contend with a force of 2,000 German bombers, with only darkness in which surviving ships can lick their wounds. Nick Everard, commanding the Tribal-class destroyer Tuareg during these Cretan operations in 1941, finds himself in company with the cruiser Carnarvon in which his own son Jack is serving. In ALL THE DROWNING SEAS Japanese invasion fleets sweep across the Pacific, and at Surabaya a handful of Allied ships prepare for a last-ditch battle. Nick Everard, commanding the cruiser Defiant, is badly wounded in the Battle of the Java Sea. Ships and crews face destruction unless Nick can find some way out of the trap...

The Battle of the River Plate

The Hunt for the German Pocket Battleship Graf Spee

Author: Dudley Pope

Publisher: McBooks Press

ISBN: 1590136950

Category: History

Page: 256

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This tale of the Battle of the River Plate follows the machinations of the German war machine as Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff commands the pocket battleship Graf Spee on a mission to cripple British shipping. Through clever subterfuge and daring, the Graf Spee takes ship after ship, ultimately forcing the British Navy to send twenty ships in search of the elusive Spee.

Westbound, Warbound

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630785

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The first in the gripping historical Andy Holt Naval Thrillers series Andy Holt is third mate on the cargo ship PollyAnna, carrying coal through Nazi-infested waters. Holt's vessel is bound for Montevideo, all the while wary of a particular German warship, the Graf Spee, which is picking off British vessels. But as the PollyAnna leaves Montevideo, the Graf Spee shows up in the same port holding British prisoners. It seems the crew of the PollyAnna will need to take matters into their own hands. Alongside his shipmates, Holt must perform a daring rescue, one that could cost them their lives... Westbound, Warbound is Fullerton on top form – a gripping historical thriller perfect for fans of Douglas Reeman and Philip McCutchan.

The Blooding

The Dramatic True Story of the First Murder Case Solved by Genetic "Fingerprinting"

Author: Joseph Wambaugh

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804150702

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three years later the killer strikes again, raping and strangling teenager Dawn Ashforth only a stone's throw from where Lynda was so brutally murdered. But it will take four years, a scientific breakthrough, the largest manhunt in British crime annals, and the blooding of more than four thousand men before the real killer is found.

Stark Realities

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630831

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A thrilling World War One adventure from the author of the Nicholas Everard naval thrillers It is October 1918 and Germany is suing for peace. All U-boats have been ordered home from patrol. Among them is U81, commanded by Otto von Mettendorff: young, dynamic, and infatuated with a girl who works near Wilhelmshaven, the port U81 is now returning to. Unfortunately, U81 is holed by a destroyer on its way home. Meanwhile in London, Anne Laurie, a young war widow employed in the Intelligence Division of the Royal Navy, learns of Otto's death. It jolts memories of a pre-war weekend in Berlin in the summer of 1913; the genesis of a compulsive story of two magnetic people torn apart by global conflict... Stark Realities is a grippingly authentic First World War adventure, ideal for fans of Alexander Kent, Julian Stockwin and C. S. Forester.

British Diplomacy in Turkey

1583 to the Present ; a Study in the Evolution of the Resident Embassy

Author: G. R. Berridge

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 900417639X

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Since the early twentieth century the resident embassy has been supposed to be living on borrowed time. By means of an exhaustive historical account of the contribution of the British Embassy in Turkey to Britain s diplomatic relationship with that state, this book shows this to be false. Part A analyses the evolution of the embassy as a working unit up to the First World War: the buildings, diplomats, dragomans, consular network, and communications. Part B examines how, without any radical changes except in its communications, it successfully met the heavy demands made on it in the following century, for example by playing a key role in a multitude of bilateral negotiations and providing cover to secret agents and drugs liaison officers.

Gone for Soldiers

Author: Jeff Shaara

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345427513

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Eight thousand marines land in Vera Cruz bound for a war against the Mexican army, including Winfield Scott, a general who made history in the War of 1812, and Robert E. Lee, a forty-year-old engineer as yet untested in battle.

Flight to Mons

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 178863084X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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An action-packed and authentic First World War thriller A young woman has vital information that could save millions of lives, and Charlie Holt is chosen to pilot a newly-built airship to evacuate her from France. In return for her intelligence he must guarantee the safety of her and her invalid mother. But retrieving two women from war-torn France is easier said than done. Holt sets out with the help of a marine and an air mechanic, but when all his best laid plans go terribly wrong, he has to finish the mission alone. Only success against the odds can save his honour... Flight to Mons is a gripping adventure packed with period and military detail, perfect for fans of Douglas Reeman and Philip McCutchan.

Surface!

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1910859885

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The classic novel of submarine warfare, available for the first time as an ebook after selling over half a million copies in its original editions Written with a blazing intensity, it is a stirring and compellingly authentic journey through the greatest conflict in history, drawing upon the author’s first-hand experience. Get ready for adventure! Surface! is Fullerton’s first novel, released in 1953 and based on his own life as a submarine torpedo officer. A tale of one crew’s hardship, camaraderie and great daring on board a British submarine serving in Asian waters during the Second World War. This is life on HMS Seahound: routine and special operations; boarding Chinese junks; creeping through minefields; engaging a Japanese cruiser; evading depth charges; returning to the port of Ceylon and the Depot Ship; and then off again into action with unerring zeal. But can they keep evading tragedy forever? And if the war ends, will they really be able to cope with life on the surface?

Not Thinking Of Death

A WW2 Submarine Thriller

Author: Alexander Fullerton

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591479

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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World War Two is almost upon them. But first the submariners must face another danger... ‘It is regretted that hope of saving lives... must be abandoned.’ Admiralty signal to C-in-C Plymouth, 1610 hrs on 3 June 1939 As the shadow of Nazism descends on Europe, Britain at last begins to prepare her defences. Trials start for a new class of submarine in the mouth of the Clyde. Royal Navy submariner Rufus Chalk, on board as an observer, has misgivings. There are technical problems, small enough in themselves but together possibly dangerous. On this first dive in the open sea, with numerous observers on board, if there were an accident the precious air supply would last only half as long as normal... Written by acclaimed naval veteran Alexander Fullerton and based loosely on the tragic loss of H.M. Submarine Thetis in Liverpool Bay in 1939, Not Thinking Of Death is an unputdownable novel. Praise for Alexander Fullerton ‘The most meticulously researched war novels that I have ever read’ Len Deighton ‘The scene of battle is quite overpowering’ Sunday Times ‘His action passages are superb, and he never puts a period foot wrong’ Observer ‘What le Carré is to the spy genre, Fullerton is to naval warfare’ South Wales Echo ‘The finest of modern writers about naval warfare’ Manchester Evening News