Three Little Ships by Lilian Harry

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During just nine days in the early summer of 1940, nearly eight hundred'little ships', from lifeboats and passenger steamers to small private yachts and dinghies, set off across the English Channel to rescue almost half a million men trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Among them are three very different craft - a London fireboat from the docklands of the East End, manned by skipper Olly Mears and his crew; a small pleasure steamer from the River Dart in Devon, commanded by 21-year-old RobbyEndacott, an Able-Seaman in the Royal Navy who grew up on the banksof the Dart; and a small motor yacht owned by Portsmouth solicitor HubertStainbank and crewed by his sons, Charles and Toby.As each boat ferries exhausted men from the beaches to the waitingships, under incessant fire from enemy aircraft and in a sea awash withdebris and bodies, the men are unknowingly united by a powerful drivingforce - the urgent need to find one man, brother or son, who matters more to them than anyone else. Each of these missing men has a family, a wife or a sweetheart at home who is anxiously waiting for news... and one sweetheart in particular is determined to play her own part in the rescue. This 2006 Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Lt Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780752877075 SKU: 899050 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.