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Douglas Edward Reeman (born 15 October 1924, Thames Ditton) is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, many set during World War II or during the Napoleonic Wars. Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Authorship redirects here. ... Look up historical fiction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants Austria[1] Portugal Prussia[1] Russia[2] Sicily  Spain[3]  Sweden United Kingdom[4] French Empire Holland Italy Naples [5] Duchy of Warsaw Bavaria[6] Saxony[7] Denmark-Norway [8] Commanders Archduke Charles Prince Schwarzenberg Karl Mack von Leiberich João Francisco de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun Gebhard von...


Reeman joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16 and served during World War II and the Korean War. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant. In addition to being an author, Reeman has also taught the art of navigation for yachting and served as a technical advisor for films. Douglas married author Kimberley Jordan Reeman in 1985. Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... Table of geography, hydrography, and navigation, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... This article is about motion pictures. ...


Reeman's debut novel, A Prayer for the Ship was published in 1958. Writing under the name Alexander Kent, Reeman is most famous for his series of Napoleonic Naval Stories, whose central character is Richard Bolitho. He also wrote a series of novels about several generations of the Blackwood family who served in the Royal Marines from the 1850s to the 1970s and a non-fiction account of his World War II experiences, D-Day: A Personal Reminiscence (1984). Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... Richard Bolitho is a fictional Royal Navy officer who is the main character in a series of novels written by Douglas Reeman (using the pseudonym Alexander Kent). ... The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ... // Production of steel revolutionized by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Railroads begin to supplant canals in the United States as a primary means of transporting goods. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...

Contents

Bibliography (with publication dates)

World War II novels

  • A Prayer for the Ship (1958)
  • Dive in the Sun (1961)
  • With Blood and Iron (1964)
  • HMS Saracen (1965)
  • The Pride and the Anguish (1968)
  • To Risks Unknown (1969)
  • Rendezvous - South Atlantic (1972)
  • His Majesty's U-Boat (aka Go In and Sink!) (1973)
  • The Destroyers (1974)
  • Winged Escort (1975)
  • Surface with Daring (1976)
  • Strike from the Sea (1978)
  • A Ship Must Die (1979)
  • Torpedo Run (1981)
  • The Volunteers (1985)
  • The Iron Pirate (1986)
  • In Danger's Hour (1988)
  • The White Guns (1989)
  • Killing Ground (1992)
  • Sunset (1994)
  • A Dawn Like Thunder (1996)
  • Battlecruiser (1997)
  • For Valour (2000)
  • Twelve Seconds to Live (2002)

The Blackwood Saga

n.b. the Royal Marine's saga

  • Badge of Glory (1982) (1st in plot sequence)
  • The First to Land (1984) (2nd)
  • The Horizon (1993) (3rd)
  • Dust on the Sea (1999) (4th)
  • Knife Edge (2004) (5th)

Other settings

  • High Water (1959)
  • Send a Gunboat (1960)
  • The Hostile Shore (1962)
  • The Last Raider (1963)
  • Path of the Storm (1966)
  • The Deep Silence (1967)
  • The Greatest Enemy (1970)

Richard Bolitho novels

n.b. (written under the name Alexander Kent)

  • To Glory We Steer (1968) (7th in plot sequence)
  • Form Line of Battle! (1969) (11th)
  • Enemy In Sight! (1970) (12th)
  • Flag Captain (1971) (13th)
  • Sloop Of War (1972) (6th)
  • Command a King's Ship (1973) (8th)
  • Signal - Close Action! (1974) (14th)
  • Richard Bolitho, Midshipman (1975) (1st)
  • Passage To Mutiny (1976) (9th)
  • In Gallant Company (1977) (5th)
  • The Inshore Squadron (1977) (15th)
  • Midshipman Bolitho and the 'Avenger' (1978) (2nd)
  • Stand Into Danger (1980) (4th)
  • A Tradition Of Victory (1981) (16th)
  • Success to the Brave (1983)(17th)
  • Colours Aloft (1986)(18th)
  • Honour This Day (1987(19th)
  • With All Despatch (1988) (10th)
  • The Only Victor (1990) (20th)
  • Beyond The Reef (1992) (21st)
  • The Darkening Sea (1993) (22nd)
  • For My Country's Freedom (1995) (23rd)
  • Cross Of St. George (1996) (24th)
  • Sword of Honour (1998) (25th)
  • Second to None (1999) (26th)
  • Relentless Pursuit (2001) (27th)
  • Man of War (2003) (28th)
  • Band of Brothers (2006) (3rd)
  • Heart of Oak (2007) (29th)

External links

  • Douglas Reeman official site

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Douglas Reeman: Information from Answers.com (252 words)
Douglas Reeman is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, many set during World War II or during the Napoleonic Wars.
Reeman, born in 1924, joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16 and served during World War II and the Korean War.
In addition to being an author, Reeman has also taught the art of navigation for yachting and served as a technical advisor for films.
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