Sixty Minutes for St. George
By Alexander Fullerton

This book is the continuation of the Everard Naval Series, a follow up to the Blooding of the Guns. Like that book this one is a work of fiction based on fact. The hero of the book, young Nick Everard is the Executive Officer aboard the destroyer Mackerel. His career takes us through the patrols of the Dover Straits late in the war to prevent German ships from getting in and out of port. Nick later displays his courage under fire when he saves his ship from his Captains blundering in a night battle with German Destroyers. He later earns his own command and leads a group of ships, including his ex Captain's ship in Operation St. George. The operation is based on the real raid on Zeebrugge that resulted in the destruction of the German fortifications in that town. Reading much like a Horacio Hornblower book with a World War One theme, the reader is treated to a glimpse of life aboard a tin can, and the antics of the spirited young Nick Everard. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good naval novel.

Published by Soho Press this book retails for $24.00 320 pages Clothbound 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"  ISBN 1-56947-293-9

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