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riddle of the sands

a record of secret service

by Robert Erskine Childers

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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • Frisian Islands
    • Subjects:
    • Secret service -- Fiction,
    • Sailing -- Fiction,
    • Great Britain -- History -- Invasions -- Fiction,
    • Frisian Islands -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementErskine Childers ; introduction by Milt Bearden.
      GenreFiction.
      SeriesThe Modern Library classics
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6005.H52 R52 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 310 p. ;
      Number of Pages310
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3561222M
      ISBN 100812966147
      LC Control Number2002026336

      A short volume, it is long on hyperbole—e. After the war, Childers emigrated to Ireland and became an Irish citizen. He volunteered for British service during the war, initially engaging in seaplane reconnaissance of the German coast. Literary criticism[ edit ] Childers's biographer Andrew Boyle noted: "For the next ten years Childers's book remained the most powerful contribution of any English writer to the debate on Britain's alleged military unpreparedness.

      An appeal on this conviction was still pending when he was unexpectedly executed by firing squad on November 24, I only read the book once in my teens, but it lived on in my imagination so vividly that I kept that copy with me when I left home to go to university and afterwards when I lived for a time in Germany. I bought a copy in my local Woolies. The tide had turned and I stayed on the beach watching the waters recede. Carruthers announces that the Foreign Office has recalled him to England.

      Share via Email When Charles Carruthers accepts an invitation for a yachting and duck-shooting trip to the Frisian Islands from Arthur Davies, an old chum from his Oxford days, he has no idea their holiday will become a daredevil investigation into a German plot to invade Britain. For more information about the German court case, and the reason for blocking all of Germany rather than single items, visit PGLAF's information page about the German lawsuit. For his dreamy Wilsonian trouble, he was savaged mercilessly, the Left having ceased to see the wisdom in democracy evangelism, military adventures, and edgy security tactics once the Clinton Administration closed shop. Critical[ edit ] The critic from the Observer called the film "an affectionate, commendably straight adaptation Like Roy's readers, Kepel's will be left clueless about the turnaround in Iraq over the last two years. Pretty dang good.


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Riddle of the sands book

The Riddle Of The Sands (1979)

One would never know it was Pollack's riddle of the sands book boss who midwifed the first Palestinian elections, turning Clinton White House fixture Yasser Arafat into a "democrat" just in time for the second intifada. We want a man like this Kaiser.

Davies reveals that he wishes to retrace his previous voyage around the sands of the Frisian Islands, where he had been deliberately run aground, and almost killed, by Dollmann, a German salvage operator.

Critical[ edit ] The critic from the Observer called the film "an affectionate, commendably straight adaptation German success would depend on a swift exploitation of the element of surprise, breaking out of the initial landing area to quickly capture their main objective - "the industrial heart of the [British] kingdom, the great northern and midland towns, with their teeming populations of peaceful wage earners".

I only read the book once in my teens, but it lived on in my imagination so vividly that I kept that copy with me when I left home to go to university and afterwards when I lived for a time in Germany.

While the British would observe the major German ports and the array of German Battleships and detect no signs of an impending invasion, the invasion force would gather unnoticed in the Frisian countryside.

At sea with a good idea they didn't really grasp, Bush operatives blew it—failing to live up to the second inaugural's "magnificent" rhetoric of reform, rushing elections prematurely to the advantage of terrorist groups like Hamas in the Palestinian territories and Hezbollah in Lebanonand so forth.

A fine town, is it not? Eventually I was rewarded with a prospect of shimmering sand and mud stretching out towards a distant Nordsee; invisible, somewhere beyond the haze of the horizon.

The hidden Carruthers is present at the successful testing voyage where the lighter proves fully sea-worthy, and then manages to sabotage the tug and escape. Use landscape orientation in your computer's Page Setup to fit the map on a single sheet of 8.

Pollack is right that democracy promotion assumed greater urgency when the principal rationale for invading Iraq cratered.

Literary criticism[ edit ] Childers's biographer Andrew Boyle noted: "For the next ten years Childers's book remained the most powerful contribution of any English writer to the debate on Britain's alleged military unpreparedness.

Two English yachtsmen sailing around the Frisian Islands discover a German treasure salvage operation that might be a cover for something more nefarious. Davies plied his friend with coffee, and kept up the talk gallantly; but affectionate as he was, his manner plainly showed that he wanted to be alone with me.

And what of Gabriele and Rolf? Seven invasion flotillas would emerge - not from any major port, but out of seven contemptible tiny Frisian harbours which are open only on High Tide and only to small vessels; harbours of whose existence the British Admiralty in barely aware, and which were certainly never viewed as having any kind of military value or posing any threat.

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The Riddle of the Sands: By Author - Illustrated (Comes with a Free Audiobook) out of 5 30 review Add Your Review. 31 rows · The Riddle of the Sands. Erskine CHILDERS ( - ) Containing many realistic details. About The Riddle of the Sands. While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England.

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