This is a reissue of a novel originally published in 1976. The story is set in August-September 1944. A group of German naval officers and seamen, stranded in Brazil, steal the aged 3-masted barkentine "Deutschland" and, using Swedish papers, set out on a voyage from Belem, Brazil, in an attempt to reach Germany. They have unexpected passengers - a group of five German nuns from a nursing order attempting to return home. Their biggest danger is the weather as storms batter the sailing vessel (they neglected the fact that September is the peak season for Atlantic hurricanes). The voyage becomes an epic battle against the elements, and leads to heroism, sacrifice, tragedy, and unexpected compassion. Across the wild Allied dominated Atlantic, 22 men and five nuns battle home to Kiel aboard the Barequentine Deutschland. Amongst them, A U- boat ace captured in a desperate raid on Falmouth. An American doctor caught in a nightmare of flying bombs, and a gun boat commander who's fought from the Solomon's to the channel. Allies and enemies, men and women - hunters and the hunted drawn to the eye of the storm.
'Terrific' Daily Telegraph 'An Epic' Sunday Times '100% proof adventure' New York Times
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 4th June 2007
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.2 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.264