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In May 1917, a fierce battle plays out on the Adriatic Sea. Austro-Hungarian destroyers have their sights on the annihilation of an Allied naval barrage, and they won’t go home disappointed. The barrage is made up of fishermen and fishing boats gathered from fishing villages all over Britain and given over to the war effort, fishing nets put aside in order to fight. On board one such drifter is naval engineer John Smith, hailing from the East Neuk of Fife. The fisherfolk of the East Neuk of Fife were used to harsh and dangerous times and being dependent on the sea, so when war arrived in 1914, although dreadful, it was a further extension of their day to day struggles. But for some men and crafts, this battle, hundreds of miles from their native coasts, would be their last struggle. But for John, it’s only the beginning of the tale he shares with us – a tale of courage and resilience, told with modesty and quiet humour. To enhance the picture of John’s world and life, this edition also features research notes, family history and recollections, shedding further light on John’s naval career, family and experiences. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the RNLI, Anstruther Lifeboat Station, Fife.
bound: 118 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 1, 2017)
isbn: 1546426914, 978-1546426912,
weight: 7.4 ounces (