It was in 1943. On the Black Sea, the Russians were fighting a desperate battle to regain control.
But the Russians' one real weakness was on the water: whatever they did, the Germans did it better, and the daring hit-and-run tactics of the E-boats plagued them.
At last the British agreed to send them a small flotilla of motor torpedo boats under the command of John Devane.
Devane had been in the Navy since the outbreak of war.
More than a veteran, he was a survivor - and the two rarely went together in the savage war of MTBs.
Given command t short notice, Devane soon learned that, even against the vast and raging background of the Eastern Front, war could still be a personal duel between individuals.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 17/05/1982
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099283805
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