Non-Combatants (Paperback)Alexander Fullerton (author)
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 07/09/2006
- Not available
It is the summer of 1940 and Andy Holt has signed on as 2nd mate in the SS Barranquilla, sailing in ballast from the Clyde for Nuevitas in Cuba. From there she'll be routed up the US seaboard to Halifax, Nova Scotia, assembly-point for homebound convoys. The homebound ones are the worst - U-boats preferring their victims to be deep-laden, full of cargo. Andy has joined Quilla at the last minute and not with an easy mind. He's just heard from his girlfriend Julia that she's pregnant - two months gone - and in Newcastle in 1940 this means wedding bells. Which in itself is OK - he loves her. Only he'll be away from her now for ten weeks or more, so it will be five months before they can marry. That's if he makes it back, because this is what the U-boat people are calling their Happy Time - easy targets and lots of them, convoys with hardly any escorting warships. There have been heavy losses off Norway and Dunkirk - the vital priority at this time is for destroyers to counter the invasion that seems imminent. At the moment it is odds against any individual ship getting over 'the pond' and back...
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 153 g
Dimensions: 176 x 108 x 17 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at