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by DOUGLAS REEMAN

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: DOUGLAS REEMAN
ISBN: 0099280620
ISBN13: 978-0099280620
Language: English
Publisher: ARROW; paperback / softback edition (2001)
Pages: 292
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For Valour Fiction by Douglas Reeman Published by McBooks Press BY DOUGLAS REEMAN Badge of Glory The First to Land The Horizon Dust on the Sea Knife Edge Twelve.

Odds are long for the British destroyers assigned to escort vital northern convoys through the bitter Arctic Sea in the bloodiest days of WWII. Commander Graham Martineau, still haunted by the loss of his ship and crew to Nazi destroyers, must take on a new command: the Tribal Class destroyer Hakka. A novel from the bestselling master storyteller of the sea, Douglas Reeman; he has also written over twenty bestselling novels featuring Richard Bolitho, under the pseudonym Alexander Kent

Odds are long for the British destroyers assigned to escort vital northern convoys through the bitter Arctic Sea in the.

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Douglas Edward Reeman (15 October 1924 – 23 January 2017), who also used the pseudonym Alexander Kent, was a British author who wrote many historical novels about the Royal Navy.

Douglas Edward Reeman (15 October 1924 – 23 January 2017), who also used the pseudonym Alexander Kent, was a British author who wrote many historical novels about the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars. Reeman was born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, son of Charles "Percy" and Ada Reeman.

Used availability for Douglas Reeman's For Valour. March 1999 : UK Hardback.

Lieutenant Roger Kidd straightened his back at the chart table and allowed himself a moment of private satisfaction. He should have known, they all should. He had been enjoying a quiet breakfast in the wardroom when Fairfax had marched in after being with the Captain. The leisurely departure from Plymouth in company with the leader and two other destroyers was off. The guardboat and the despatches had changed all that.

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He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, for both of which he was awarded Pulitzer Prizes. Douglas Southall Freeman was born May 16, 1886 in Lynchburg, Virginia, to Bettie Allen Hamner and Walker Burford Freeman, an insurance agent who had served four years in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.

Douglas Edward Reeman, who also writes under the name Alexander Kent, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on. .But the book is flawed in ways that detract significantly.

Douglas Edward Reeman, who also writes under the name Alexander Kent, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. It does not, something serious students of Reeman's work, if any, may regret. For Valour, as with other Reemans I've read, can get very nautical.

No man and no ship is immortal.

As captain of the crack Tribal Class destroyer HMS Hakka, Commander Graham Martineau must once again call from the ordinary seamen the ultimate in courage, and prepare to defend to the death vital convoys to Russia.

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Siratius
I have read many of Mr. Reeman's books, most published under the 'Alexander Kent' pseudonym. He has an excellent grasp of the Royal Navy over 200 years and his details are impeccable.

However, as many writers, he writes the same book over and over - loner hero fighting a lonely war finds love in a damaged woman and, in the end, triumphs over adversity.

If you want authentic WWII Battle of the Atlantic details, this is an excellent book. If you are looking for fiction that portrays humans dealing with their own feelings and the feelings of others, look elsewhere - the emotional content is stiff and similar to that found in the Kent series.

After knocking Mr. Reeman for his human content, I would like to say he has given me a better picture of the Royal Navy over 200 years than any other author, including the sainted Patrick O'Brian. The shipboard scenes have a smell of authenticity - fuel oil, sweat, the smell of people living in close quarters, the overall funk of life in a metal box in horrible conditions - Das Boot to a 'T'. These are invaluable and a tribute to the people who gave us our present world - free of the threat of Nazism and Stalinism due to the sacrifices of thousands of un-named sailors and naval servicemen. His portrayal of the women serving in the WRNS (Women's Royal Navy Service) - more commonly 'WRENS' - is to be commended but the details seem less than authentic - I don't know where to find their real story; perhaps Reeman is spot-on but somehow I doubt it. All in all, the sacrifice of all who served in the Royal Navy during the war years cannot be forgotten and Reeman does a great service in recreating their lives and inner existence.
Dream
It is a good yarn. I am here in Korea for 2 months and dependent on my Kindle for light reading enjoyment. This book
certainly satisfies that task. But it reads somehow flat and formulaic compared with books of Reeman that I recall
from reading 20 years go when I was similarly in the UK (and buying paperbacks). It is a good yarn, don't get me wrong.
But it reads as though he had gotten tired as a writer (happens to all of us) and is simply churning out books. By all
means buy it. But keep in mind that it may not be up to vintage Reeman.
Rolling Flipper
I enjoy Reeman's writing even if it is as some reviewers have mentioned, somewhat formula driven. I enjoyed this book but it seem a bit roughly finished and ended without adequate resolution. In some ways I enjoy the Bolitho series (under pen name Alexander Kent) a bit more since they seem to be a bit more consistent in style and story development. This book (For Valor) has some well turned writing but is somewhat difficult to follow (at least in the Kindle edition) because story segments seem disjointed and it seems that Reeman did not join nor weave the pieces of many sub-plots well and some are just left hanging (like what does become of Seaman Forward?) even the love story and the various character development threads with the major characters seem dissatisfyingly and abruptly terminated. Some story lines seem to just go dead (like what did happen in Iceland, when and too whom?).

An interesting and previously under-served subject (Russian convoys). Good but fragmented characters, formulaic plot (where it holds together), some good technical stuff but not deep. All-in-all it seems to be a collection of pieces of a novel that has not matured and been polished up to Reeman's professional abilities. Sort of like he sent it off to be published "as-is" because the calendar said it was due.
Broadcaster
Standard Reeman fare. A good light read with a good depiction of life at sea during wartime.
Braswyn
The author has a knack for telling an exhilarating tale, and For Valour is five-star exciting. But the book is flawed in ways that detract significantly. The Kindle page claims that their edition "contains real pages numbers." It does not, something serious students of Reeman's work, if any, may regret. Many won't care.

For Valour, as with other Reemans I've read, can get very nautical. If your background is naval surface warfare, you'll be in tall cotton. Otherwise, you may want to hunt up a good glossary on the Web. (This reviewer, an Army officer, was nonetheless a "Navy brat" - cruisers and destroyers. That helped.)

The real problem I had is that the Kindle version (at least) is a hodge-podge of fragments and sketches that may be scarcely related or unrelated to what comes before - without much effort to tie things together. The point of view, important in any fiction, is constantly shifting without warning. This is disorienting. And pinning down the elusive antecedent of an errant "he" ("who the heck is he writing about?!") is difficult at best. It may be hard to read this story as a page-turner.

A complaint in one review is that the book ends "without adequate resolution." Good grief! The German ship which is our hero's nemesis at the book's beginning is engaged with finality at its ending. You can't get much more "resolution" than that. It's true that (spoiler alert) our guy doesn't wed the girl by book's end. Plus we don't know if Jimmy the One gets his command, or the disposition of the unfortunate Bob Forward. But Wishart gets his ticket to officer-dom. As for the rest, we can hope for the best.
Bludsong
Typical British WW2 naval story. There is always the love interest but the action is very good. It's hard to imagine what those men went through in the North Atlantic. Most of their Destroyers and all of the Corvettes had open bridges.
Roru
WWll Battle of the Atlantic Western Approaches to Murmansk Run 1943 has never been more believable. Douglas Reeman is easily as good as Monsarrat, and rivals Forrester.
Reeman writes brilliantly when it comes to ships and sea battles. However his characters seem to me to be stereotyped.
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