By Alistair MacLean
The booklet that introduced the profession of 1 of the world's hottest mystery writers of all time, HMS Ulysses tells the tale of enlisted males who rose to nice heroism in savage conditions.
Alongside The Caine Mutiny and the harsh Sea, HMS Ulysses is among the vintage novels of the army at warfare and a gripping survival story. On a determined voyage to Murmansk, the boys of convoy FR77 are driven to the bounds of human patience, crippled by way of relentless enemy assault and the sour chilly of the Arctic.
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