By Alexander Fullerton
Sub-lieutenant Paul Everard serves aboard the submarine extremely within the Mediterranean the place the Allies sustain their determined assaults opposed to Axis provide ships. yet Paul has different problems in addition: his father, Nick, is someplace within the a ways East the place eastern superiority maintains to pound the Allies, and his brother, Jack, now enmeshed within the murky global of clandestine operations, has been despatched on a high-risk challenge to wreck a key German naval base.
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There was a certain amount of preamble, including questions about Jack’s career to date, and a hint of a new appointment, possibly a move south. Jack would have grabbed at anything at all that might put him within reach of Fiona. Finally the man came out with it . . “I believe you’d fit the bill, Everard. And to start with—as I said—we’d need to have you down south. A few weeks’ special training. ” A Share of Honour 43 He’d nodded. It didn’t matter what kind of a job it was. You’d have ten or twelve chaps in your own team, and you’d be landing to—well, with a certain precise objective, although in fact you’d be part of a somewhat larger force.
A Share of Honour 43 He’d nodded. It didn’t matter what kind of a job it was. You’d have ten or twelve chaps in your own team, and you’d be landing to—well, with a certain precise objective, although in fact you’d be part of a somewhat larger force. I can’t go into detail, obviously. ” The military, he meant. He finished, “I think it might be rather up your street. But the risks, I repeat, are about as steep as they could be. ” “H’m . ” “Very well, Everard, I’ll put your name in for it . . ” “Really .
Paul’s whisper couldn’t have been heard a yard away. ” “HE astern, sir—that’s the trawler—astern, drawing right. Diesel HE slowing, on red one-four-oh. ” “Opening” meant opening the range, going away. ” He told Wykeham, “They’re looking for us inshore. ” Minutes ticking by . . Ruck had been silent, listening and watching Newton. Everybody listening. The enemy might discover their mistake, return, regain contact . . Might. Might not. 52 Alexander Fullerton Newton confirmed, after ten minutes, that both lots of HE were a long way astern and fading.