Gone to Sea in a Bucket (Harry Gilmour, #1) Read Online Free - Like all young men of a certain age, Harry Gilmour had his own notion of how a naval battle should be. This wasn’t it.
Norway, 1940: Sub Lieutenant Harry Gilmour’s first encounter with battleship action is not the adventure he had hoped for. Faced with a thankless task and ill equipped to handle it, Gilmour’s inexperience leads to a damning allegation. His future hangs in the balance.
But then Lieutenant Peter Dumaresq steps in to offer him a lifeline—an advanced navigation course that will take him aboard a crack submarine, HMS Pelorus, under the command of a Royal Navy hero. Faced with a possible court martial, Harry chooses life underwater. Once aboard, however, Harry is confronted for the first time by the full horror of submarine warfare. If he can just overcome his fears, it will be the making of him.
Because survival itself is the challenge now. For Harry and the rest of the crew, the next depth charge could be the one that sinks them.
|Title||:||Gone to Sea in a Bucket (Harry Gilmour, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||229 pages|
January 08, 2018
I got this book on a whim manly because of the title, the cover and the price, not knowing anything about it. I was so happy I did. I finished this in a day and really enjoyed the experience and insight this book gave me into british Naval submarine life and warfare. The story was engaging and re...
December 01, 2015
This is a fabulous sea yarn written by a talented writer. It is set in the second world war and boasts superb characters. Black has done extensive and meticulous research into the period. He captures how a young man entering the submarine service at the time might feel when war breaks out. The tr...
October 07, 2015
Cracking good read! Book ends in 1941 so hopefully more of the same to come!
May 25, 2016
Gives a history of British submarine warfare in early days of WWII
July 24, 2017
First rate book about submarines
I really enjoyed this book even though some of the technical stuff went over my head. I hadn't realised just how perilous a sub mariners life was and to be quite honest I couldn't imagine anything worse than being stuck in a submarine in war time or peace time come...
August 07, 2017
A thoroughly enjoyable war story.
The name of the book intrigued me. A bucket? Why it's called that becomes clear as you read it. The story itself is a thoroughly enjoyable war story. The central character is a lovable chap and his crew members are a motley crew but a jolly good bunch to read abou...
August 16, 2017
Exciting Submarine Tale
An exciting story of submarine warfare at the begi of WWII. The likable young hero is in the mold of other British naval stories from the Napoleonic wars. The beginning of an epic war series, told with a knowledgeable and sympathetic eye. I heartily recommend it! You will n...
July 17, 2017
My hat goes off to our submarines during war, who would ever consider going to sea or rather under it in a bucket, one hit or a concussion hit would see unforgiving injuries to human tissue, like being knocked about in a jagged metal ball. Realistic 2ww warfare at its best, I would just be a blub...
September 10, 2017
Outstanding. Fabulous story, well researched and well told. This (so far) trilogy about the life of a young Royal Navy officer in various submarines in the early years of the Second World War is gripping. Highly recommended.
July 11, 2017
A good read spoiled
I would have enjoyed this book more if it had downloaded properly. As it was I had to guess chunks of the story due to the large number of blank pages in the download. Not good enough!