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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HARRIS, JOHN. WRAPAROUND JACKET ILLUSTRATION BY TERRY HADLER. Title: North Strike. A Novel of the Narvik Campaign.
Description: Hutchinson, London, 1981, first edition.. 272 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091444306 Map endpapers. "Transformed almost overnight from third mate on a tanker into a Royal Naval Reserve lieutenant, Murdoch Murray Magnusson found that with 1939 drawing to a close ne ither he nor the war itself seemed to be getting anywhere. But then a summons to London from Admiral Sir James Cockayne radically changed all that. The admiral wanted to know about Magnusson's knowledge of certain Scandinavian languages a n d a b o u t his apprenticeship in sail. The Navy needed information about German raiders and blockade runners operating in northern waters, and one of the places to get it was the neutral port of Narvik. Magnusson was to go there in a windjamm er : t he b ar qu e ' Oulu' which, furthermore, was to sail under false colours. On arrival, he was startled to find that 'Oulu' was not the only windjammer in the northern fjord. Soon he and the crew of the old sailing ship were to play a key ro le in t he his tor ic re sc ue of British prisoners from the notorious prison-ship 'Altmark', and then to plunge into the maelstrom of the German invasion of Norway.." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, and minor browning at top edge. Very G ood +/V ery Go od.
Keywords: World War Ii, Second, Royal Naval Reserve, Rnr, Scandinavia, Blockade Running, Narvik, German, Fjords, Sailing Ships, Prisoners War, Rescues, Altmark, Norway, Invasions, Admiral Sir James Cockayne, Murdoch Murray Magnusson.
Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 22401
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