COLOURS ALOFT!

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The September in question is in 1803 when press gangs ruled the quayside, and Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds himself the new master of Argonaute, a French flagship taken in battle. With the short-lived Peace of Amiens in ruins, he must leave behind the safety and security of Falmouth and take his place in the harder war which follows. With the exception of Nelson himself, the recently-knighted Bolitho is the youngest admiral on the Navy list, but his new status sits uneasily upon his shoulders along with his new command. For the most part the officers of his hastily-formed squadron lack experience, whereas their French counterparts are well-trained and confident. And Bolitho is also a man plagued by worry about the coolness behind his recent parting with his beautiful wife Belinda. What lies ahead is the reality of war at close quarters – where Bolitho will be called upon to anticipate the overall intention of the French fleet. And where, not for the first time, his own human reactions and the dictates of his position will be at odds. But it is the realisation that the battle has come to a personal vendetta – between himself and the French admiral who formerly sailed Argonaute – that drives Bolitho and his men to a final rendezvous where no quarter is asked or given.

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Alexander Kent (real name Douglas Riemann), a recognized master of modern nautical novel, was born in Tams Ditton, Surrey, England, in 1924. When the Second World War began, he, belonging to a family of hereditary military, did not hesitate to join the Royal Navy. He was then 16 years old. He served in the North Atlantic and Arctic waters, first as a midshipman on destroyers, then switched to torpedo boats. Twice his name was mentioned in reports. Was re-called to serve during the Korean War. In 1957, he published his first two stories, and then wrote a book based on his personal experiences during the war. A Prayer for the Ship was published in 1958 and marked the beginning of his writing career. Ten years later, already a well-known marine painter, he turned to a topic that had long attracted his attention: ships and people of the Nelson era. To write this series, he chose the pseudonym Alexander Kent - this was the name of his childhood friend and comrade in the naval service, who died in the early years of the war. In 1968, the first novel of the series, To Glory We Steer, was released. The hero of the series of 24 books is the valiant officer Richard Bolito. In total, 34 novels have already belonged to the writer`s pen. Kent`s books have been translated into 14 languages, finding their readers all over the world. Especially zealous associations of admirers of Richard Bolito exist in Germany and Japan. Bibliography To Glory We Steer (1968) Form Line of Battle! (1969) Enemy in Sight! (1970) Flag Captain, The (1971) Sloop of War (1972) Command a King`s Ship (1973) Signal — Close Action! (1974) Richard Bolitho - Midshipman (1975) Passage to Mutiny (1976) In Gallant Company (1977) Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger (1978) Inshore Squadron, The (1978) Stand Into Danger (1980) Tradition of Victory, A (1981) ) Success to the Brave (1983) Colors Aloft! (1986) Honor This Day (1987) With All Dispatch (1988) Only Victor, The (1990) Beyond the Reef (1992) Darkening Sea, The (1993) For My Country`s Freedom (1995) Cross of St George (1996) Sword of Honor (1998) Second to None (1999) Relentless Pursuit (2001) Man of War (2003) Band of Brothers (2005) http://csforester.narod.ru/page4.htm Die einzelnen Romane in der Handlungsreihenfolge: * 1975 - Die Feuertaufe: Richard Bolitho - Fähnrich zur See (Richard Bolitho - Midshipman) * 1978 - Strandwölfe: Richard Bolithos gefahrvoller Heimaturlaub (Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger) * 2005 - Bruderschaft der in schwee: Richard Band of Brothers) * 1980 - Kanonenfutter - Leutnant Bolithos Handstreich in Rio (Stand into Danger) * 1977 - Zerfetzte Flaggen: Leutnant Richard Bolitho in der Karibik (In Gallant Company) * 1972 - Klar Schiff zum Gefecht: Richard Bolitho - Kapitän des Königs Sloop of War) * 1972 - Die Entscheidung: Kapitän Bolitho in der Falle (Sloop of War) * 1968 - Bruderkampf: Richard Bolitho: Kapitän in Ketten (To Glory we steer) * 1973 - Der Piratenfürst: Fregattenkapitän Bolitho in der Java-See (Command a King`s Ship) * 1976 - Fieber an Bord: Fregattenkapitän Bolitho in Polynien (Passage to Mutiny) * 1988 - Des Königs Konterbande: Kapitän Bolitho und die Schattenbrüder (With all Despatch) * 1969 - Nahkampf der Giganten: Flaggkapitän Bolitho bei der Blockade Frankreichs (Form Line of Battle!) * 1970 - Feind in Sicht: Kommant: Kommant: Kommant Bolithos Zweikampf im Atlantik (Enemy in Sight!) * 1971 - Der Stolz der Flotte: Flaggkapitän Bolitho vor der Barbareskenküste (The Flag Captain) * 1974 - Eine letzte Breitseite: Kommodore Bolitho im östlic Signal Mittelmeer! * Close Action Galeeren in der Ostsee: Konteradmiral Bolitho vor Kopenhagen (The Inshore Squadron) * 1981 - Admiral Bolithos Erbe: Ein Handstreich in der Biskaya (A Tradition of Victory) * 1983 - Der Brander: Admiral Bolitho im Kampf um die Karibik (Success to the Brave ) * 1986 - Donner unter der Kimm: Admiral Bolitho und das Tribunal von Malta (Colors Aloft!) * 1987 - Die Seemannsbraut: Sir Richard und die Ehre der Bolithos (Honor this Day) * 1990 - Mauern aus Holz, Männer aus Eisen: Admiral Bolitho am Kap der Entscheidung (The only Victor) * 1992 - Das letzte Riff: Admiral Bolitho - verschollen vor Westafrika (Beyond the Reef) * 1993 - Dämmerung über der See: Admiral Bolitho im Indischen Ozean (The Darkening Sea) * 1995 - Dem Vaterland zuliebe: Admiral Bolitho vor der Küste Amerikas (For my Country & # 039; s Freedom) * 1996 - Unter dem Georgskreuz: Admiral Bolitho im Kampf um Kanada (Cross of St. George) * 1998 - Das letzte Gefecht: Admiral Bolitho vor Malta (Sword of Honor) Die Romanserie wird fortgesetzt mit folgenden Titeln über das Leben von Richard Bolithos Neffen, Adam Bolitho: * 1999 - Feindhafen Algier: Geheimauftrag für to ​​Adam Bolitho (Second ) * 2001 - Hatz ohne Erbarmen: Adam Bolithos Jagd auf die Sklavenschiffer (Relentless Pursuit) * 2003 - Unter Segeln vor Kanonen: Adam Bolitho im Kielwasser von Sir Richard (Man of War) * 2007 - Schattenjagd: Adam Bolithos Sondermission (Adam Heart of Oak ) * 2009 - Tosende See: Adam Bolithos Einsatz im Atlantik http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Reeman http://www.bolitho-und-co.de/romane/kent/indxkent.htm

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Alexander Kent (real name Douglas Riemann), a recognized master of modern nautical novel, was born in Tams Ditton, Surrey, England, in 1924. When the Second World War began, he, belonging to a family of hereditary military, did not hesitate to join the Royal Navy. He was then 16 years old. He served in the North Atlantic and Arctic waters, first as a midshipman on destroyers, then switched to torpedo boats. Twice his name was mentioned in reports. Was re-called to serve during the Korean War. In 1957, he published his first two stories, and then wrote a book based on his personal experiences during the war. A Prayer for the Ship was published in 1958 and marked the beginning of his writing career. Ten years later, already a well-known marine painter, he turned to a topic that had long attracted his attention: ships and people of the Nelson era. To write this series, he chose the pseudonym Alexander Kent - this was the name of his childhood friend and comrade in the naval service, who died in the early years of the war. In 1968, the first novel of the series, To Glory We Steer, was released. The hero of the series of 24 books is the valiant officer Richard Bolito. In total, 34 novels have already belonged to the writer`s pen. Kent`s books have been translated into 14 languages, finding their readers all over the world. Especially zealous associations of admirers of Richard Bolito exist in Germany and Japan. Bibliography To Glory We Steer (1968) Form Line of Battle! (1969) Enemy in Sight! (1970) Flag Captain, The (1971) Sloop of War (1972) Command a King`s Ship (1973) Signal — Close Action! (1974) Richard Bolitho - Midshipman (1975) Passage to Mutiny (1976) In Gallant Company (1977) Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger (1978) Inshore Squadron, The (1978) Stand Into Danger (1980) Tradition of Victory, A (1981) ) Success to the Brave (1983) Colors Aloft! (1986) Honor This Day (1987) With All Dispatch (1988) Only Victor, The (1990) Beyond the Reef (1992) Darkening Sea, The (1993) For My Country`s Freedom (1995) Cross of St George (1996) Sword of Honor (1998) Second to None (1999) Relentless Pursuit (2001) Man of War (2003) Band of Brothers (2005) http://csforester.narod.ru/page4.htm Die einzelnen Romane in der Handlungsreihenfolge: * 1975 - Die Feuertaufe: Richard Bolitho - Fähnrich zur See (Richard Bolitho - Midshipman) * 1978 - Strandwölfe: Richard Bolithos gefahrvoller Heimaturlaub (Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger) * 2005 - Bruderschaft der in schwee: Richard Band of Brothers) * 1980 - Kanonenfutter - Leutnant Bolithos Handstreich in Rio (Stand into Danger) * 1977 - Zerfetzte Flaggen: Leutnant Richard Bolitho in der Karibik (In Gallant Company) * 1972 - Klar Schiff zum Gefecht: Richard Bolitho - Kapitän des Königs Sloop of War) * 1972 - Die Entscheidung: Kapitän Bolitho in der Falle (Sloop of War) * 1968 - Bruderkampf: Richard Bolitho: Kapitän in Ketten (To Glory we steer) * 1973 - Der Piratenfürst: Fregattenkapitän Bolitho in der Java-See (Command a King`s Ship) * 1976 - Fieber an Bord: Fregattenkapitän Bolitho in Polynien (Passage to Mutiny) * 1988 - Des Königs Konterbande: Kapitän Bolitho und die Schattenbrüder (With all Despatch) * 1969 - Nahkampf der Giganten: Flaggkapitän Bolitho bei der Blockade Frankreichs (Form Line of Battle!) * 1970 - Feind in Sicht: Kommant: Kommant: Kommant Bolithos Zweikampf im Atlantik (Enemy in Sight!) * 1971 - Der Stolz der Flotte: Flaggkapitän Bolitho vor der Barbareskenküste (The Flag Captain) * 1974 - Eine letzte Breitseite: Kommodore Bolitho im östlic Signal Mittelmeer! * Close Action Galeeren in der Ostsee: Konteradmiral Bolitho vor Kopenhagen (The Inshore Squadron) * 1981 - Admiral Bolithos Erbe: Ein Handstreich in der Biskaya (A Tradition of Victory) * 1983 - Der Brander: Admiral Bolitho im Kampf um die Karibik (Success to the Brave ) * 1986 - Donner unter der Kimm: Admiral Bolitho und das Tribunal von Malta (Colors Aloft!) * 1987 - Die Seemannsbraut: Sir Richard und die Ehre der Bolithos (Honor this Day) * 1990 - Mauern aus Holz, Männer aus Eisen: Admiral Bolitho am Kap der Entscheidung (The only Victor) * 1992 - Das letzte Riff: Admiral Bolitho - verschollen vor Westafrika (Beyond the Reef) * 1993 - Dämmerung über der See: Admiral Bolitho im Indischen Ozean (The Darkening Sea) * 1995 - Dem Vaterland zuliebe: Admiral Bolitho vor der Küste Amerikas (For my Country & # 039; s Freedom) * 1996 - Unter dem Georgskreuz: Admiral Bolitho im Kampf um Kanada (Cross of St. George) * 1998 - Das letzte Gefecht: Admiral Bolitho vor Malta (Sword of Honor) Die Romanserie wird fortgesetzt mit folgenden Titeln über das Leben von Richard Bolithos Neffen, Adam Bolitho: * 1999 - Feindhafen Algier: Geheimauftrag für to ​​Adam Bolitho (Second ) * 2001 - Hatz ohne Erbarmen: Adam Bolithos Jagd auf die Sklavenschiffer (Relentless Pursuit) * 2003 - Unter Segeln vor Kanonen: Adam Bolitho im Kielwasser von Sir Richard (Man of War) * 2007 - Schattenjagd: Adam Bolithos Sondermission (Adam Heart of Oak ) * 2009 - Tosende See: Adam Bolithos Einsatz im Atlantik http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Reeman http://www.bolitho-und-co.de/romane/kent/indxkent.htm