Synopses & Reviews
Two young midshipmen stand between Britain's Royal Navy and catastrophe? 1913: Naval midshipmen de Vere Smith and ?Dickie? Bird are recruited by the mysterious secret service to spy on the German Navy's plans. Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the German spymaster Klaus von Bismarck, the two midshipmen bring home the revelation that Germany intends to use the unguarded Frisisan Islands to attack Britain. It isn?t until a year later ? too late ? that the Admiralty realise they should have listened? Now a new plan is coming ? one that will destroy the entire British Navy However, the two brave officers de Vere and Smith manage to save the Royal Navy from total defeat at what became known as the Battle of Jutland. Fast moving, based on fact, with plenty of ?dicing with death? on land and sea, Jutland is Duncan Harding at his best.
In 1913, two young midshipmen stand between Britain's Royal Navy and catastrophe when Vere Smith and ""Dickie"" Bird are recruited by the mysterious secret service to spy on the German Navy's plans.
About the Author
Harding is a pseudonym for Charles Whiting, who also writes as Leo Kessler and John Kerrigan. He is holder of the Sir George Dowty Prize for Literature.