Dust on the Sea

Dust on the Sea

Book - 1999
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The Mediterranean, 1943: At long last the British Army has won a victory, and Rommel's Afrika Korps is in retreat. Into this new phase of the war comes Captain Mike Blackwood, Royal Marine Commando. Already bloodied in the disastrous retreat from Burma, Blackwood goes to Alexandria as part of an elite unit, poised to strike the first blows against the Nazi fortress of mainland Europe.
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 1999.
ISBN: 9780434004966
0434004960
Branch Call Number: FIC/Reema 3588mb 1
FIC/Reema 3588vb 1
Characteristics: 304 p.

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Jun 16, 2010

1943 ... This is the fourth book in the Blackwood saga. Captain Mike Blackwood, Royal Marine Commando, is a survivor. Young, toughened, and tried in the hellish crucible of Burma, he labours, sometimes faltering, beneath the weight of tradition, the glorious heritage of his family, and the burden of his own self-doubt. For him, the horizon is not the lip of the trench seen by men of the Corps in the previous war, but the ramp of a landing craft smashing down into the sea, and the fire of the enemy on a Sicilian beach. Here, tradition is not enough, and Mike Blackwood must find within himself qualities of leadership which will inspire those Royal Marines who are once again the first to land, and among the first to die.

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