THE GUNS OF EVENING.

By: Bassett, Ronald.

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201 pp, + postscript, 8vo (8" H). "The battle-cruiser 'Invincible', Rear-Admiral Hood's flagship at the battle of Jutland, and the pride of the Royal Navy, was hit and blew up at 6:33 p.m. on the evening of 31 May 1916 with the loss of 1026 officers and men. There were only six survivors. In his brilliant new novel, Ronald Bassett takes four fictional characters who served in her - a wealthy Australian, the son of a country parson, an ex-professional boxer from the East End of London and a boy from the slums of Leith - and traces their lives from before they joined up to their ultimate fate. (This) is a brilliant evocation of naval and civilian life immediately before and during the early years of the First World War. It reaches a terrifying climax with the battle-cruiser's action in the battle of Jutland that shattered so many illusions." Top edge of first 20 pages have been roughly trimmed - a few closed tears have been archivally taped, slight browning to text block edges, faint cigarette odour, minor edgewear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light browning at edges and on spine, two tiny dints on front hinge.

Title: THE GUNS OF EVENING.

Author Name: Bassett, Ronald.

Illustrator: Paul Wright, wraparound dust jacket art.

Categories: Literature, Military - Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1980

ISBN Number: 0333262816

ISBN Number 13: 9780333262818

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 22817

Keywords: First World War, World War I, Royal Navy, RN, H.M.S. Invincible, Jutland, Naval battles, Flagships, Battle-cruisers, Rear Admiral Hood, Explosions, 1916, Military Fiction, Military Life, Sailors, Naval Personnel, Early 20th Century.,