❮Ebook❯ ➧ Dive in the Sun ➨ Author Douglas Reeman – Golanvideoagency.info
Adriatic, 1940sCurtis was the pro He could steer a sub through a saloon and no one would notice Duncan was the grumbler,at home in the Aussie Outback than twenty fathoms under the Adriatic Jervis was the spit and polish man, who knew the correct way to die And George, the Cockney, was the toughest of them all Four men in the Royal Navy s smallest sub, preparing the way for history s largest invasion They had three tasks slip into a closely guarded harbour, attach a time charge to the Jerries biggest dry dock, and escape with their lives if possible The first two tasks were orders The third was optional. With The Allies Poised For The Invasion Of Italy, The Germans Hold A Vital Card A Floating Dock, The Only One In The Adriatic Large Enough To Take A Major Warship Moored At A Small Port Near Rimini, It Is Exposed, Vulnerable It Must Be Destroyed Before The Germans Can Tow It To A Safer Harbour Air, Surface And Conventional Submarine Attacks Are Out Of The Question Only One Team Can Do The Job And Still Stand A Chance Of Surviving The Crew Of HM Midget Submarine XE This wasn t the best Reeman that I have read but I still enjoyed it enough to not put it down. Velit eos consequatur possimus ad sunt provident porro Magni libero quod aut Assumenda inventore debitis quia Ut et excepturi commodi nobis qui quam eius. Starts out with a Royal Navy crew of 4on a midget submarine in World War II. V e tin Ne p ijde smrt, naprosto asn , poutav kniha, hltala jsem stranu za stranouMOJE RECENZE NA BLOGU I used to buy Douglas Reeman books from a local charity shop when I was student, devour them over a weekend and then re donate them But I hadn t read any for a while, until recently I picked up his first book A Prayer For The Ship This first novel, loosely based on Reeman s wartime experiences in torpedo boats oozes with authenticity, and is well worth a read.Having done so, I thought about having another go at some of his other books Naturally, I moved on to Dive In The Sun, his second published novel.What a disappointment With his own experiences exhausted, Reeman is forced to use his imagination for the first time, and it shows.The initial premise of the midget submarine undertaking the tricky mission is promising, and other than the soul searching self pity of the sub commander, is generally pulled off pretty well Then they have to abandon ship, and it all begins to unravel Reeman s writing is not at home on land, especially not in occupied Italy The action is clunky, and largely predictable, whilst equally unbelievable All the tropes are here Evil Nazis, plucky Tommies, stiff upper lips, no nonsense Aussies, NCOs who drop their aitches , sultry Italian lady of dubious loyalty, the list goes on and on.Anyway, they steal a ship, and then the plot wallows as they plod southward towards the Allies Every now and then, the usual mishaps occur, there s a bit of a shootout, the girl dies, the ship sinks, but there s a handy Royal Navy Submarine that conveniently surfaces just as it does, and saves the survivors It s pretty dreadful stuff.Many of the themes that would become hallmarks of Reeman are first developed here particularly the troubled Commander However the execution is pretty excruciating at times To his credit Reeman would go on to develop his abilities as an author, and perhaps this very early offering of his can be forgiven some of its shortcomings, for this very reason His later output is significantly better.TLDR skip this one His later books are similar, but significantly better. Spoilers Not the best example of Reeman s and in some ways I do feel I a bit let down by the blurb and the story construction I was expecting a tense story about the attempt of the midget submarine in their attempt to destroy the large portable dock Instead the attack was over in the first couple of chapters and we find the crew having to abandon the midget sub and make for the coast Stranded and given up for the dead the story follows the crew as they attempt to evade the locals, German soldiers and join up with allied army expected to be invading southern Italy The story is OK but the tensions between the crew and extraordinary events that happen to them seem slightly implausible and leave the reader a bit underwhelmed by the whole thing.