Blooding of the Guns
A Novel of the Battle of Jutland
By Alexander Fullerton
The battle of  Jutland is one of the biggest Naval Battles in History. So many ships were involved that it is hard to get a good picture of what it must have been like for the sailors that served on these ships often slugging it out at point blank range.

This book is a fictions story based on the facts of the battle. To do that the author, Alexander Fullerton has created three fictions persons who fought on three fictious ships. This allows for graphic and detailed account of battle without infringing on the memories of those who really fought there. 

The book revolves around a young and rebellious Nick Everard who is fighting in his first battle. He is assigned to a fictions ship, the Lanyard a British Destroyer. His brother, the "good son", is also in the battle, he serves aboard a Cruiser in the 2nd Cruiser Squadron, while an uncle is the Captain of a Battleship. 

Having characters in several key places gives the reader an overall picture of the battle, so you get  feel for what it must have been like to actually be there. The action is almost continuos and very ferocious at times. Once the battle begins you wont be able to put this book down. 

You can read an excerp of the book by visiting FSB Associates website in the link at the bottom of the page.

Published by Soho Press this book retails for $24.00 Hardbound.
ISBN 1-569-47259-9


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