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The First to Land (Blackwood Family #2)

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1899, China. The Mandarins are becoming troublesome again and there are rumors that attacks will soon begin on British trade missions and legations. Captain David Blackwoodof the Royal Marines, received a VC in the bloody battle for Benin, Africa but is now being packed off to this apparent backwater.





But there are plenty of troubles in store for Blackwood in the shape of a
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Gerold Whittaker
Mar 19, 2010 Gerold Whittaker rated it really liked it
Set in about 1900, Blackwood is a descendant of the hero of Badge of Glory. Although the Boer War is raging in South Africa, Blackwood and the Marines are sent to China to quell the Boxer rebellion. There Blackwood rescues a special lady. Steam ships, steam trains and the Royal Marines: an enjoyable book, Reeman's 2nd in the Blackwood series.
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This book gives you a very good taste of what everyday trench warfare was like for the British soldiers during the turn of the century Boxer Rebellion in China. It is also a bit of a romance novel as well. I might have enjoyed it a little more if the civilian side of the story had been there as a balance to the starkness of the military tale...
Ron Hartley
Another of Reeman's military Historical Fiction. This is the 2nd in the Royal Marines Saga following the Blackwood family over a course of 75 to 100 years of military action.
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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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