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Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 Abandon Ship!
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'There were only seconds left, yet in that time Captain Bentley's mind encompassed several possibilities. The torpedo might be a dud. there might not have been time for the vanes of the firing pistol to screw right back against the detonator. The torpedo could have been dropped at too acute an angle, it might not regain the correct depth in time. The target ship might slip its doom. The possibilities were abruptly and irrevocably negatived in a gigantic WHAM of sound. 'Wind Rode' reeled as if she had been clubbed...8 Liberty ships. Though not large, the convoy was invaluable - and Captain Peter Bentley's five Fleet destroyers were going to have to fight to the death to protect these merchantmen from the savage Jap attack...' - From frontmatter and back cover

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Horwitz , 1963 .
      Extent: 129p.
      Reprinted: 1966 Called second edition on t.p. verso
      Series: J. E. Macdonnell J. E. Macdonnell Series Horwitz (publisher), 1957 series - publisher novel war literature adventure Number in series: 46
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Horwitz , 1974 .
      Extent: 129p.
      ISBN: 0725502495
      Series: J. E. Macdonnell Classic Series The J. E. Macdonnell Classic Library Horwitz (publisher), 1969 series - publisher novel war literature adventure On back cover series No.1: The J. E. Macdonnell Classic Library. Here is a new-look series of books by Australia's finest writer of sea stories, reprints of his earliest novels which have long been unavailable. Presented in a new format, with distinctive silver covers, this series is the answer to the requests of the author's many readers. Here are exciting examples of the storyteller's art, engrossing stories of naval action during the Second World War, when the author's most famous characters - Bentley, Holland and Brady - first appeared in print. And when you have read the early tales, you will also want to read the continuing exploits of these heroic sea warriors in the uniform editions of the Sea Adventure Library. Number in series: 43
Alternative title: Jagere I Kamp
Language: Norwegian

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