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Riassunto: Can the special relationship take the strain? Autumn '42, and the special relationship created by Churchill and President Roosevelt has been in existence for six months. Now FDR wants action namely the invasion of France, to take the pressure off embattled Russia. Churchill thinks it will be a disaster for the British Army, which will field most of the invasion force. He suggests sending an all-American convoy to Russia bearing arms and the like to support the hard-pressed Soviet Union. But the plan has already been betrayed to the Germans. Should Churchill go ahead with the Convoy of Death? He decides to do so. Now the action centres on the minesweeper the Black Swan aka the Mucky Duck skippered by a broken-down, drunken RN officer, Scottish Lt. Commander Donaldson. He and his untrained crew do their best to help their new US allies, hampered by the anti-British attitude of many of the US merchant skippers. Predictably it all ends in disaster. Only a handful of the fleet reaches the Russian port of Murmansk. Churchill has proved his point the invasion of France will not take place in 1942. But the special relationship has been badly damaged. From now on the US service chiefs are determined that they, not the limeys, will run military ops in the years to come.
L'autore: Harding is a pseudonym for Charles Whiting, who also writes as Leo Kessler and John Kerrigan. He is holder of the Sir George Dowty Prize for Literature.
Titolo: Convoy of Death
Casa editrice: Severn House Publishers
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Codice libro della libreria mon0001384410
Descrizione libro Severn House Publishers Limited, Sutton, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Fiction. "This first world edition published in Great Britain in 2005". HARDCOVER WITH PICTORIAL LAMINATED BOARDS & SAME DESIGN GLOSSY DUST JACKET,182 pages, a former library book with usual stamps, sticker residue, markings etc. All-round clean & in good condition, light library use, packed securely, prompt dispatch. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 030922
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807278620683.0
Descrizione libro Severn House, England, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very good-. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Laminated boards, 1 library stamp to prelims. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 022062
Descrizione libro Severn House Publishers. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2581890790
Descrizione libro Severn House Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0727862065