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Trapp's War (Edward Trapp #1)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In the war-torn Mediterranean the island of Malta is being slowly starved to death by the German navy's savage blockade. Only the SS Charon, a rusty eight-knot coal burner, moves with an ease in these dangerous waters. So the Royal Navy decides to use her. And her captain, Edward Trapp, privateer and professional survivor, with his ramshackle, unorthodox crew, suddenly fin ...more
Published (first published September 30th 1976)
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May 22, 2015 Jim rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of action stories and satire.
Recommended to Jim by: Accidental discovery
I "discovered" BRIAN CALLISON the British author a couple of years ago through A FLOCK OF SHIPS, a cult favorite in Great Britain. I have now read the BREVET CABLE series (A PLAGUE OF SAILORS and A FRENZY OF MERCHANTMEN). I have just finished the five books featuring Captain Edward Trapp (TRAPP'S WAR, TRAPP'S SECRET WAR, TRAPP'S PEACE, TRAPP & WORLD WAR III and CROCODILE TRAPP).

Captain Trapp, Lt. Miller and Gorbals Wullie are the most unusual characters since CATCH 22 in the annals of milita
Feb 01, 2011 Nellyna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bogata w dramatyczne wydarzenia i wisielczy humor powieść. Nastrojem i tempem akcji zbliżona do słynnych filmów "Złoto dla zuchwałych" i "Parszywa dwunastka" - ale zaskakująca również nowymi, oszałamiającymi pomysłami....
Feb 13, 2013 Barry rated it really liked it
WWII. Malta. The allies barely holding on to their last stand in the Med. Enter Captain Edward Trapp and his rust coated coal burning decrepit tramp steamer the Charon. Outrageous.
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Brian Callison was born in Manchester in 1934. On entering the merchant navy as a midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line in 1950, he served in cargo liners sailing to the Far East and Australia. Later he studied at Dundee College of Art before entering commerce. A Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation and an Associate of the Nautical Institute, he has maintained an active connection with the s ...more
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Edward Trapp (5 books)
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  • Crocodile Trapp
  • Trapp's Secret War

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