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The Blooding of the Guns (Nicholas Everard Saga #1)

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On the last day of May 1916, one hundred and fifty British ships, manned by sixty thousand sailors, confronted the German High Sea Fleet of one hundred ships and forty five thousand men in the icy North Sea at the epic battle of Jutland. Young Nicholas Everard distinguishes himself and wins a DSC. This is naval warfare, as close as one can get without actually having been ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Soho Press (first published January 1st 1976)
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Sep 20, 2015 Alan rated it liked it
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Frankly, this was confusing -- this brother on that ship, that one on that, another there, all in the same battle of Jutland. Very detailed battle account at water level, but it rests on the assumption that you already know the historical characters, setting, WWI events, and naval vessels.
Aug 16, 2013 Olethros rated it liked it
-Novelando una batalla mediante algo de ficción.-

Género. Novela histórica.

Lo que nos cuenta. Nicholas Everard es un joven alférez de navío de la Armada Real Británica a bordo de uno de los destructores británicos que el 30 de mayo se enfrentaron a la Flota de Alta Mar de la Marina del Káiser en la Batalla de Jutlandia, el mayor enfrentamiento naval de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Nicholas será partícipe y testigo de excepción del combate. Primer libro de la serie Marinero de Inglaterra, más conoci
Apr 29, 2009 Scilla rated it it was ok
This book is about a British Naval Battle against the German Fleet in 1916, the Battle of Jutland. It is mostly from the point of view of Nick Everard, a sub-lieutenant on a Bristish destroyer in his first battle. Also featured are his older brother (preferred son and heir), David, navigation officer on a cruiser and his uncle Hugh, captain of a battleship. There is fast action with a lot of naval terms. The family history and relationships are revealed in the thoughts and conversations of the c ...more
Jun 24, 2010 Dennis rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this. Better than the Aubery/Maturin series. Dont know how it slipped past my radar for so long. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Aug 28, 2008 Héctor rated it liked it
Light introduction to the Battle of Jutland. Feels a little bit like that awful film "Pearl Harbour". Some knowledge of maritime technical jargon is required.
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Alexander Fullerton (1924–2008) was a British author of naval and other fiction. Born in 1924 in Suffolk and brought up in France, he was a cadet during the years 1938-1941 at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth from the age of thirteen. He went to sea serving first in the battleship Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean, and spent the rest of the war at sea - mostly under it, in submarines.

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