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A Ship Must Die
Douglas Reeman
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A Ship Must Die

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Action packed WWll adventure from the master storyteller of the sea, Douglas Reeman alias Alexander Kent of the Bolitho adventure.

January 1944. Out in the wastes of the Indian Ocean, British ships are sinking. The cause: a German armed raider, disguised to deceive unwary merchantmen. In Williamstown, Australia, HMS Andromeda awaits transfer to the Australian navy. After ye
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 30th 2012 by Cornerstone Digital (first published 1979)
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Christopher Telcontar
Douglas Reeman is a one trick pony, but he performs his trick well, over and over and over. He gets at odd corners of the naval conflict during ww2 and crafts a nice thriller in that space. Here we have one of his darlings, a German merchant raider, running amok in the Indian Ocean. The Australians pit an overworked light cruiser against it and thus the drama begins. His main character, this time a young captain with the VC, is a bit of fresh air for Reeman, although he is unable to refrain from ...more
If you want to read real ocean warfare books, Reeman's the man!
Geoff Woodland
The second time around for this book.
Picking up a Douglas Reeman book, even for the second time, assures me of a good read and a spot relaxation and escapism. A thoroughly enjoyable book.
This is the second time I have read this book. The first time was years ago, and forgot about it when I started to read this. It is an enjoyable naval book.
Jack Carter
Rather "Boy's Ownish" but an entertaining read all the same.
Reeman's war stories are well crafted and enjoyable
Reeman's naval stories are always interesting to read
Jaanus Tramberg
Fascinating sea adventure in wartime Australia.
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AKA Alexander Kent.
Douglas Edward Reeman (born 15 October 1924, Thames Ditton) is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars.

Reeman joined the Royal Navy in 1940, at the age of 16, and served during World War II and the Korean War. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant. In addition to being a
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