Thunder at Dawn

Thunder at Dawn The years is After three years the outcome of the Great War poised on a knife edge One man believes he can make a difference David Cochrane Smith the captain of the armoured cruiser HMS Thunder

  • Title: Thunder at Dawn
  • Author: AlanEvans
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  • Page: 301
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  • Thunder at Dawn

    The years is 1917.After three years, the outcome of the Great War poised on a knife edge One man believes he can make a difference David Cochrane Smith, the captain of the armoured cruiser HMS Thunder, is patrolling off the coast of South America.He has attacked and sunk the Gerda, a neutral ship in a neutral port.He is labelled as mad man.Smith already has a reputationThe years is 1917.After three years, the outcome of the Great War poised on a knife edge One man believes he can make a difference David Cochrane Smith, the captain of the armoured cruiser HMS Thunder, is patrolling off the coast of South America.He has attacked and sunk the Gerda, a neutral ship in a neutral port.He is labelled as mad man.Smith already has a reputation as a maverick Now he faces professional ruin as he is called to account for the sinking.But he is certain he was right He is sure the Gerda was one of two ships masquerading under neutral flags that are in fact supply ships for the German warships, Kondor and Wolf.These two superbly equipped German warships threaten to annihilate British shipping on the Pacific seaboard Only an outdated cruiser and a young captain who is prepared to break all the rules stand in their way As the battle draws to a climax, the battered HMS Thunder will be facing trials fiercer and terrifying than any yet witnessed at sea Thunder At Dawn is an edge of the seat WWI naval adventure that combines thrilling story telling with meticulous research I think a 21 gun salute is required Alan Evans has produced a cracking thriller The Daily Mirror Evans provides a different sea story, sustained suspense and vivid battle scenes Publishers WeeklyAlan Evans is a thriller writer known for vividly recreating the atmosphere of the First World War His other titles include Ship of Force , Sword at Sunrise and Orphans of the Storm.Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent publisher of digital books.

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    1. Ian

      1917, Commander David Smith is thought to have lost his nerve after being sunk in his previous ship and has had a high-profile affair with a society lady. To get him out of the way the Admiralty posts him to HMS Thunder, a superannuated cruiser patrolling the Pacific coast of South America. But when the ship's captain suffers a fatal accident and intelligence suggests that two powerful German surface raiders are headed for the area, Smith finds himself in command and very much in the war.Short o [...]

    2. Edmond Barrett

      1917, off the South American coast, HMS Thunder is worn out and obsolete armored cruiser, manned by the dregs of the service, with a captain accused of cowardice and the only Royal Navy ship in the region. When two German warships enter the area, Thunder and her crew must prepare to face opponents who are both too strong to fight and too fast to run from. Now it has to be admitted that what I read was only a readers digest version but it is a story that has stayed with me and influenced me own e [...]

    3. Hal

      This book is not in the class of great writers of British naval warfare as C.S. Forester, Patrick O'Brien, Alexander Kent and Frederick Maryat. The plot was tangled, slowly paced and at the end left the reader hanging. I didn't feel I knew any of the characters. The writing was tedious and unexciting. As someone who greatly enjoys such books as the Hornblower series, I was really disappointed.s

    4. Doc

      2.5I liked the story and the characters, but wading through a number of unwieldy, even ungrammatical sentences diminished my enjoyment of this book. The author has an unwarranted aversion to legitimate, necessary commas.This book, the first in a series, brings its story to end, but somehow the serial-setup ending still felt weak.

    5. Tony

      a very exciting well paced WW1 naval thriller.Exciting maverick captain who runs a tight ship,not popular with some crew or politicians but gets the job done one way or another. First class non stop read.

    6. Marlin Bree

      Grand sea storyLots of seafaring action and battles well told by a master. I enjoyed the literary ride. A good and exciting book.

    7. Fredrick Danysh

      During World War I the captain of H.M.S. Thunder is informed by a spy that the Germans are sending two destroyers to find and destroy his ship. He prepares for battle even though he is outnumbered.

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