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Tug of War

(1975)
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Icy waters that froze a torpedoed sailor within minutes ... frozen metal that would tear the flesh from a man's hands ... screaming blizzards that whipped the sea to a white fury. This was the dreaded convoy run from Hull to Murmansk, through Arctic seas patrolled by Hitler's U-boats. Into this hell went HMS Rattlesnake, a First World War tugboat that had already been sold once for the scrapheap. What her crew did not know was that their route had already been betrayed to the Germans, and the U-boats were waiting...

Duncan Harding is a pseudonym for Charles Whiting (1926-2007), who also wrote as Leo Kessler and John Kerrigan. Charles Whiting volunteered for the Army aged 16 in 1943, where he saw active service in Belgium, Holland and Germany with the 52nd Reconnaissance Regiment. He has over 350 books to his credit, encompassing military history, espionage, biography and action fiction and holds the Sir George Dowty Prize for Literature.

Genre: Thriller

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