By Alexander Fullerton
Sub-lieutenant Paul Everard serves aboard the submarine extremely within the Mediterranean the place the Allies sustain their determined assaults opposed to Axis offer ships. yet Paul has different problems in addition: his father, Nick, is someplace within the some distance East the place jap superiority keeps to pound the Allies, and his brother, Jack, now enmeshed within the murky global of clandestine operations, has been despatched on a high-risk challenge to wreck a key German naval base.
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Only for an hour or—” He was dealing with some other questioner at the same time. ” Roffey was a short, rotund man, pale-faced from the motor room’s constant warmth, and with bulging, heavily muscled forearms from years of slamming the big copper switches in and out. Wykeham turned back to him. “I know it is. About one hour, then we’ll have a standing charge. ” The diesels could drive the boat along and at the same time put some of their effort into battery-charging. But a standing charge, using one engine for propulsion and the other for charging only, did the job a lot more quickly.
Paul was due to take over the watch again at 1015, so he’d missed the sleep he’d been looking forward to earlier. A Share of Honour 33 A small price to pay for a 10,000-ton tanker. ” Torpedoes didn’t always run straight, though. Sometimes they circled, or dived and hit the bottom, or their depthkeeping mechanism went wrong and they porpoised, jumping like game-fish. Paul said, “Touch wood,” and looked around for some to touch . . The space was rapidly filling up again with gear: the gangway would be unblocked soon and he’d be able to get aft.
Why can’t I—” “Nick. He’s why. ” She’d been twisting her glass round and round, and not looking at him. The floor was crowded with dancers who hardly A Share of Honour 59 moved, only swayed and shuffled, girls with their eyes shut or half-shut, dreamy, lost, their arms tight round their partners’ necks. Not a man in the club, apart from waiters, who wasn’t in uniform. Fiona turned her face towards him: light radiating from the bandstand shone in her wide, slanting, incredibly beautiful eyes. She told him,“I’ve been thinking—this afternoon, while you were asleep, I was getting it all a bit straighter in my mind.
A Share of Honour (Fullerton, Alexander, Nicholas Everard WWII Saga) by Alexander Fullerton