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The Last Raider

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  143 ratings  ·  4 reviews
It is December 1917, Germany opens the final, bitter round of the war with a new and deadly weapon in the struggle for the seas -- the Vulcan sails from Kiel Harbour. To all appearances she is a harmless merchant vessel. But her peaceful lines conceal a merciless firepower; guns, mines and torpedoes that can be brought into play instantly. The Vulcan is a commerce raider. ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 1st 1983 by Jove (first published January 1st 1963)
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Peter
In December 1917 the German ship Vulcan leaves Kiel harbour. By all appearances she is a harmless merchant vessel but she is armed with hidden guns and torpedoes which are intended to attack allied merchant shipping thus causing chaos to their supply lines in the hope that it will release the grip of the ring of ships that keeps the German Navy in port.

In many ways this is a typical Reeman book, we have a courageous Captain who is damaged by both personal events outside the War and battles with
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Glen
Really good story ... Many years since I read it ... All Boys Own stuff
Nooilforpacifists
Douglas Reeman drinking game: when does the author first use the word "oblivion"?--page 43.

A good job of the Imperial German Navy perspective, but has to be among the most listless, disconnected books Reeman ever wrote.
Rae
The story of a German steamer sent out in the last months of World War One to wreak havoc on the British and American blockades. I like the fact that it is told from the German point-of-view...it made them more human.
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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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