- Gebundene Ausgabe
- Verlag: Walker & Co (Mai 1987)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0802709605
- ISBN-13: 978-0802709608
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,1 x 15,2 x 3,6 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.131.584 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Convoy (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Mai 1987
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A deadly game of cat and mouse unravels its way out of this spine tingling war story as Lieutenant Yorke must find an answer to one vital question: how are German U-Boats sinking merchant ships from inside the convoys? In this gripping saga of heroism and intrigue, Yorke discovers the fate of one entire convoy. Only his wit and daring can lead to its survival and his. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope was born in 1925 into an ancient Cornish seafaring family. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen and spent much of his early life at sea. He was torpedoed during the Second World War and his resulting spinal injuries plagues him for the rest of his life. Towards the end of the war he turned to jouralism becoming the Naval and Defence Correspondent for the London Evening News. Encouraged by Hornblower creator CS Forester, he began writing fiction using his own experiences in the Navy and his extensive historical reseacrh as a basis. In 1965 he wrote 'Ramage', the first of his highly successful series of novels following the exploits of the heroic Lord Nicholas Ramage during the Napoleonic Wars. He continued to live aboard boats whenever possible and this was where he wrote the majority of his novels. Dudley Pope died in 1997 aged seventy one. 'The first and still favourite rival to Hornblower' - Daily Mirror -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.
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The novel's protagonist, while recovering from a serious wound, is charged with finding out how German submarines are getting inside Allied convoys. Convoy reads like a detective novel as our hero goes through all the evidence until he comes up with a hypothesis. He then must go to sea with convoy to test his hypothesis. The action then builds to a thundering climax.
I had a few problems with this novel which keep me from giving it top marks. First, I don't believe that the Germans were conducting air raids with anywhere near the intensity implied in late 1942. Second, the climax is unrealistic and more appropriate to a Hollywood movie than real life action. In most ways, Convoy seems to be realistic and a tribute to the men who fought the Battle of the Atlantic. The conclusion is far fetched.
Convoy lacks the true to life feel of The Cruel Sea or the intensity of H.M.S. Ulysses, but it is still a good read.