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Author Name:    FORRESTER, Larry

Title:   Battle of the April Storm : A novel. First American Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    John Day Company, New York, 1970, 

Seller ID:   100638

FORRESTER, Larry. Battle of the April Storm : A novel. New York: The John Day Company, (1970). First American Printing. Pp. (6),7-222,(2). 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 841."In the lonely dawn of April 8, 1940, a single Allied destroyer, off cours e, steamed into the midst of a German fleet and rammed the flagship cruiserbefore going down with almost all hands. Subsequently, the destroyer's cap tain was posthumously awarded Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross, but -- for the first time in the history of the Royal Navy --this was done on the recommendation of the enemy commander. 'Battle of the April Storm' is an account of this final episode in the career of H.M.S. G lowworm.[...] In a chance convergence on the high seas, the jinxed British ship with its self-doubting captain challenges a Norway-bound German invasion fleet led by a traditionalist admiral and a fanatical Nazi colonel. Fromthis bloody encounter comes a moment when humanity prevails -- and there a re no winners." - from the dj. Faint soiled spots to boards, else good in rubbed, edgeworn, verso-spotted, unclipped dust jacket. 12.50


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