Under False Colours

 

1809-
1810

In 1809, working undercover for the Admiralty's Secret Department, Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater goes ashore and mingles with the dregs of London's dockland. Disguised as a Merchant Marine shipmaster of low character, he encounters a known French agent in a brothel and advertises his plans to carry military cargo to Russia. Intended to drive a wedge between Napoleon and his new ally, Czar Alexander, Drinkwater's mission is disrupted by tempestuous weather and a lost escort - a gun-brig comanded by his friend and protege. Reaching the British-occupied island of Helgoland, Drinkwater takes great personal risk by resolving on a bold course of action that is not endorsed by the Admiralty.

Under False Colours

 

Author: Richard Woodman

Title: Under False Colours

Series: Nathaniel Drinkwater

First Published by: John Murray Publishers Ltd

Place: UK

Format: HC

Date: 16 May 1991

ISBN-10: 0-719548-39-X

ISBN-13: 978-0719548390

Written specifically for Young Adults: No

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