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H.M.S. Saracen by Douglas Reeman

H.M.S. Saracen (1965)

by Douglas Reeman, Douglas Reeman

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A Book set aboard a WWI Monitor, which was still around for WWII in the Med. As a war gamer, I always found Monitors a great tactical problem, with big guns but no speed. They had to be very carefully handled to be around long enough to have an effect on the battle. I admire the ingenuity that Reeman exercises to use the ship in a tactical setting. The rest of the story deals with the value of tradition in a fighting force, especially the WWII RN. ( )
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Malta 1941. To most people HMS Saracen is just an ugly, obsolete ship with an equally ugly recent history: her last commander is due for court-martial after shelling the troops he was sent to protect. But to Captain Richard Chesnaye she brings back memories-memories of the First World War when he and the old monitor went through the Gallipoli campaign together. It seems that captain and ship are both past their best. But as the war enters a new phase, Chesnaye senses the possibility of a fresh, significant role-for him and the Saracen.… (more)

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