The Pride and the Anguish

Douglas Reeman

Editore: Cornerstone
Anno: 2013
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 320 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 178 x 112 mm
Peso: 179 gr.
  • EAN: 9780099591559
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NOVEMBER 1941 Lieutenant Ralph Trewin, D.S.C., arrives at Singapore as second-in-command of the shallow-draught gunboat, H.M.S. Porcupine. To Trewin, still shocked from wounds received during the evacuation of Crete, the gunboat and her five elderly consorts seem to symbolise the ignorance and blind optimism he finds in Singapore. And the captain of the Porcupine is as unwilling as the rest to take heed of Trewin's alarm, for to him the gunboat represents his last chance. The following month, the Japanese invade Malaya. In three months Singapore, the impregnable fortress, knows the humiliation of surrender. Through the misery and despair of this bloody campaign Trewin and his captain are forced to draw on each other's beliefs and weaknesses, and together they weld the little gunboat into a symbol of bravery and pride.