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The Gun Garden

War & Military


by
David Beaty

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 176 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

From the author of The Cone of Silence and Village of Stars

Malta 1942 – a thousand miles from friends, isolated, besieged, blitzed, bombed, desperately short of oil, ammunition, ships, aircraft, fuel, slowly being starved into surrender . . .

Into that hopeless situation, as a token the British attitude that attack is the best defence, fly two Wellington aircraft equipped with secret long-range radar. Their role is to find enemy convoys proceeding at night from Italy to Africa, and to lead a tiny naval force of cruiser and destroyer through the darkness to the unsuspecting target. One is captained by a dedicated R.A.F. pilot, the other by a typical twenty-one-year-old.

Hastily trained, carefree, unwarlike, Peter Forrester is unwillingly pitchforked into this island of heroes – and heroines, for it is here he meets Miranda Black, daughter of a naval captain and a plotter in Barracca H.Q.

Far from being the usual tight-lipped R.A.F. story, this novel, climaxed by the mounting crescendo of a night battle at sea, is delicately balanced between love and war, between humour and sadness, between aircraft and ships, between guns and gardens.

From the author of The Cone of Silence and Village of Stars

Malta 1942 – a thousand miles from friends, isolated, besieged, blitzed, bombed, desperately short of oil, ammunition, ships, aircraft, fuel, slowly being starved into surrender . . .

Into that hopeless situation, as a token the British attitude that attack is the best defence, fly two Wellington aircraft equipped with secret long-range radar. Their role is to find enemy convoys proceeding at night from… (more)

From the author of The Cone of Silence and Village of Stars

Malta 1942 – a thousand miles from friends, isolated, besieged, blitzed, bombed, desperately short of oil, ammunition, ships, aircraft, fuel, slowly being starved into surrender . . .

Into that hopeless situation, as a token the British attitude that attack is the best defence, fly two Wellington aircraft equipped with secret long-range radar. Their role is to find enemy convoys proceeding at night from Italy to Africa, and to lead a tiny naval force of cruiser and destroyer through the darkness to the unsuspecting target. One is captained by a dedicated R.A.F. pilot, the other by a typical twenty-one-year-old.

Hastily trained, carefree, unwarlike, Peter Forrester is unwillingly pitchforked into this island of heroes – and heroines, for it is here he meets Miranda Black, daughter of a naval captain and a plotter in Barracca H.Q.

Far from being the usual tight-lipped R.A.F. story, this novel, climaxed by the mounting crescendo of a night battle at sea, is delicately balanced between love and war, between humour and sadness, between aircraft and ships, between guns and gardens.

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