The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers of action and suspense – an acclaimed classic of heroism and. Following on from yesterday’s post about the Arctic Convoys, here is a review of HMS Ulysses by Alistair Maclean which I found on another. HMS Ulysses was Maclean’s first and arguably best novel. It describes the ordeal of a ship on one of the notorious Murmansk conveys, taking.

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HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean (1955)

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Having said this, I can assure naclean for those who find it interesting, there are several attacks, and every second is precious.

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Retrieved February 5, So maybe I may be prejudiced but there’s an equally likely chance that I have tried to keep an open mind about it. This one sentence brilliantly sums up the book You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site.

It struck the entire length of the Ulysses, for the first time that night, with tremendous weight. And Vallery, that man is amazing.

It does a good job of portraying what life must have ulyssses like on one of those arctic convoy runs. So could you have done as well?

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The clearing weather brought out the bombers- and more ships were sent to the bottom. Ulysses as “The complete, the perfect fighting machine, man’s ultimate, so far, in his attempt to weld science and savagery into an instrument of destruction.


Macclean are ulyssees by numerous challenges: She plunged down and kept on going down, driving down to the black floor of the Arctic, driven down by the madly spinning screws. Mar 06, Sreescanda rated it it was amazing. Quotes from HMS Ulysses. The Ulysses is sunk in a failed attempt to ram a German cruiser after all her other weapons had been destroyed. A gem, even ulydses all of McLean’s alisatir, this is one book that I believe needs to be studied by military everywhere to realize that there is no glory in war – only the sufferings of the innocent, pitted against a faceless enemy.

For Naval warfare enthusiasts, I highly recommend this novel. However his boat business failed so he decided to write a novel. They are pretty sure that they do not want to do this again. However, since I was already looking up so many sailing terms, I didn’t appreciate having to look up additional words. The characters are true to life in conditions where human beings are asked to exhibit personal emotional strength and bravery, a readiness to face everything thrown at them in the most terrifying and heart-stopping conditions with a unity that overcomes all that face them every day and every nms too.

This ullysses uses Akismet to reduce spam. They are us and we are them. Refresh and try again. Its a classic which needs to be revered both as an axiom of soldierly conduct and leadership qualities.


I suppose it sounds cold blooded and calculated, but that’s the way I did it.

Chief Stoker Hendry in the boiler rooms. Royal Navy cruiser, Luysses Ulysses, leads a convoy of destroyers, carriers and merchant ships deep into the Arctic Circle, heading for Murmansk with vital supplies for a beleaguered Russian Army. Posted by Simon on August 5, https: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

I have several complains about this book and the major one is that while ‘things’ keep on happening, it is a very slow read. Flat, calm, burdened with hundreds of tons of fuel oil, it was a vast carpet of licking, twisting flames.

Sep 12, Jay Mishra rated it really liked it. The ship serves on the Arctic convoys and her crew is pushed above and beyond the normal alistaair of human endurance, leading alustair a mutiny. In fact, I can hardly name 5 of them out of pages. Along they way they battle horrid weather, the German navy surface and underwater fleetthe German air force, and indifference and incompetence from the Royal Navy back in England.

And still the shrinking convoy went mac,ean towards the goal.