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For Valour.

Douglas Reeman. 2000/2001. Read by David Rintoul. 8 tapes, 10 hrs. Chivers North America. 0-7540-0682-4. $69.95. Vinyl binder; plot, author, reader notes. SA

The year is 1942, and WW II is raging in Europe. Great Britain is slowly assuming the offensive in North Africa after Montgomery's victory at El Alamein. The key to continued success rests with the men of the Royal Navy. They must keep the sea-lanes free and clear to protect the convoys that sustain the Allies' lifeline. The story follows the public and private lives of the officers and men of the British destroyer, HMS Hakka. The stories run from daring and courage to murder and suicide. Reeman's novel presents a realistically grim picture of the men and ships that fought the battle of the North Atlantic. The author writes from experience as he served on convoy duty during the war.

Rintoul is an excellent narrator. His reserved British tone creates a somber, gray mood in which listeners will vicariously feel the biting cold of the cruel sea and the eminent danger from U-boats lurking beneath the surface. This sea drama is written in the tradition of Her Majesty's Royal Navy and will not disappoint. It will particularly appeal to fans of the action/adventure and war/romance genres. Prof. John E. Boyd, Jenkintown, PA
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Author:Boyd, John E.
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Date:Mar 1, 2002
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