The Gun Garden PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Gun Garden free pdf Malta 1942 -- a thousand miles from friends, isolated, besieged, blitzed, bombed, desperately short of oil, ammunition, ships, aircraft, fuel, slowly being starved into surrender ...Into that hopeless situation, as a token the British attitude that attack is the best defence, fly two Wellington aircraft equipped with secret long-range radar. Their role is to find enemy convoys proceeding at night from Italy to Africa, and to lead a tiny naval force of cruiser and destroyer through the darkness to the unsuspecting target. One is captained by a dedicated R.A.F. pilot, the other by a typical twenty-one-year-old. Hastily trained, carefree, unwarlike, Peter Forrester is unwillingly pitchforked into this island of heroes -- and heroines, for it is here he meets Miranda Black, daughter of a naval captain and a plotter in Barracca H.Q. Far from being the usual tight-lipped R.A.F. story, this novel, climaxed by the mounting crescendo of a night battle at sea, is delicately balanced between love and war, between humour and sadness, between aircraft and ships, between guns and gardens.

About David Beaty

Arthur David Beaty was a former RAF pilot, novelist and non-fiction writer whose books about flying earned him a worldwide reputation. Born in Ceylon, Beaty was educated at Kingswood, Bath and Merton College, Oxford, where he edited The Cherwell with Iris Murdoch. He became an RAF pilot during WWII, where he excelled, but gave up a life in the Air Force to write full-time. However, his experiences informed his many novels, thrillers originally written under the pseudonym Paul Stanton. In 1960, Cone of Silence was made into a film starring Peter Cushing and George Sanders, and Alfred Hitchcock bought the rights to Village of Stars, although the film was never made. In the late 1960's Beaty turned his hand to writing non-fiction: his book about safety and aviation The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents, caused wide controversy on its publication in 1969, but was later accepted and remains very influential.

Details Book

Author : David Beaty
Publisher : Macmillan Bello
Data Published : 20 June 2013
ISBN : 1447243609
EAN : 9781447243601
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Gun Garden



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Illustrated Guide to Modern Naval Aircraft free pdfThe Illustrated Guide to Modern Naval Aircraft

    This is an A-Z directory of all the major naval aircraft since 1945. including jet-engined fighters and strike aircraft. carrier-borne AEW aircraft. V/STOL aircraft..


  • Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery free pdfNaval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery

    This book does for naval anti-aircraft defence what the author's Naval Firepower did for surface gunnery - it makes a highly complex but historically crucial subject accessible to the layman..


  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft Carriers and Naval Aircraft free pdfThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft Carriers and Naval Aircraft

    This is an illustrated history of aircraft carriers and the naval aircraft that launch from them. from the first airships and zeppelins through to today's modern warships and jets. It features 1..


  • British Aircraft Carriers free pdfBritish Aircraft Carriers

    This book is a meticulously detailed history of British aircraft-carrying ships from the earliest experimental vessels to the Queen Elizabeth class. currently under construction and the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy..


  • British Aircraft Carriers free pdfBritish Aircraft Carriers

    This book is a meticulously detailed history of British aircraft-carrying ships from the earliest experimental vessels to the Queen Elizabeth class. currently under construction and the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy..


  • The Gun Garden free pdfThe Gun Garden

    . Malta 1942 -- a thousand miles from friends, isolated, besieged, blitzed, bombed, desperately short of oil, ammunition, ships, aircraft, fuel, slowly being starved into surrender ...Into that hopele