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Sixty Minutes for St. George (Nicholas Everard Saga #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  296 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The second volume of the Everard Naval Series culminates in the raid on Zeebrugge, termed by Churchill "the finest feat of arms of the Great War."
Nick Everard is executive officer of the destroyer "Mackerel," which has spent the winter months of 1917-18 endlessly patrol-ling the Strait of Dover to prevent German ships from reaching the Atlantic. Despite his lack of respec
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Paperback, 314 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Soho Press (first published January 1st 1977)
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Charles Nordstrom
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent read though not quite as fast paced as the previous book in the series until the very end. The description of the historical Zeebrugge raid is very colorful and dramatic. I think the book would be enhanced if there were an epilogue that actually described the battle, its impact, and then placed it in historical context with reference to the novel. Still, all-in-all, it is a good read and I highly recommend it.
Anthony King
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fullerton's specials.

I have given this novel four stars simply because, although the story has the usual Fullerton storytelling elan, there are far too many hyphenated words, most of which are unnecessary!




Pat
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am officially hooked on this series. Extremely immersive, action packed and an in depth feel of the WW1 sea warfare between Britain and Germany that you do not read about in general WW1 history books.
Mike Whitehouse
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Naval action at it's best

First World War action chronicled as fiction brings the war at sea into perspective by Alexander Fullerton, This second in the series shows Nicholas Everard at odds with a new captain, autopsy
James Cobb
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An interesting description of the Dover Patrol and Zeebrugge Raid in 1918. The action sequences depict the chaos of battle very well.
T.S. Williams
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another interesting read

I have read this and this first book now. I am enjoying the series no end, so on to the third.
Malcolm
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is an historical novel based on the raid on Zeebrugge by the Royal Navy on 23 April 1918. However, the blurb does warn us that the raid is the "climax". There is much to read before we reach this point.
Much of the novel is useful, showing the reader why the raid was set up in the first place. As well as the bloody war fought on land and in the skies, the English Channel was a significant theatre of war. In 1918, u-boats operating out of Brugges were causing much harm to the British war effo
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Joseph Youren
Oct 15, 2014 rated it liked it
A bit disappointed in the second of this series. Historically, these are top-notch. Characters are interesting and the relationships are fascinating, but not fully developed. This is a good series for those who are interested in WWI naval history and want to see a serious illumination of historical circumstances. Entertaining, but a far shot from Patrick O'Brien.
Scilla
May 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
This is the second book in the Nick Everard series of naval battles in WWI. Nick moves from being Executive Officer of a destroyer to his own command at age 22. There is lots of action, although sometimes confusing. Nick is a likeable person and seems to be making fast progress in the navy in spite of having troubles with some of his commanders.
KOMET
Aug 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Nicholas Everard, blooded at the Battle of Jutland and from taking part in numerous offensive patrols in the English Channel, volunteers to take part in an audacious attack against the German U-boat base at Zeebrugge, Belgium, in the spring of 1918.
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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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Nicholas Everard Saga (9 books)
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