When Sub-Lieutenant Seton, R.N., goes with his ship, H.M.T.B.D. Bolero, to convoy sertain tramps and hookers on the "Beef Trip", he does not foresee the tremendous experiences ahead of him.
The Bolero is sunk by a German U-boat, and Seton is made prisoner and confined in a cell on the Mole at Zeebrugge, where he witneses the gigantic British storming attack which results in the "bottling up" of that harbour. In the thick of the fray he and a fellow-prisoner, a young R.A.F. piolot, escape from their cell, and jump into the sea, whence they are picked up by ML.4452,aboard which Seton finds an old school-chum, now Sub-Lieutenant Branscombe R.N.R.
The chums share a love of adventure and vivid action, and manage to stowaway on the famous old Vindictive when she sets out on the mission to Ostend which ends in her glorious, voluntary sacrifice.
The descriptions of these grand actions stir the blood; and the book will undoubtedly add to the reputation of one of our finest writers of sea stories.
Author: Percy F. Westerman
Title: The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge
First Published by: Blackie and Son Ltd.
Place: London and Glasgow