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In Blooding of the Guns, Fullerton follows the actions of his three main characters throughout the Battle of. .

In Blooding of the Guns, Fullerton follows the actions of his three main characters throughout the Battle of Jutland, World War I's most significant naval engagement. The main character, Nick Everard, is a Royal Navy sub-lieutenant just recently reassigned to a destroyer that will see action at Jutland. This story about the British Navy in WW I was the first book I have read by Alexander Fullerton gave quick insight as to what life was like in the British Navy during WW I, and was a thoroughly enjoyable read. The only part with which I am unfamiliar is the way they expressed their courses and course changes.

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Praise for Alexander Fullerton. The blooding of guns. Better than the last lbook. The Flooding Of The Guns. Although this one had a story,,the flip flopping between characters stories made it difficult to stay t he course.

Dramatic, action-packed and brimming with suspense, The Blooding of the Guns launches the epic career of Nicholas Everard.

Fullerton, Alexander, 1924-. Everard, Nick (Fictitious character), World War, 1914-1918, Jutland, Battle of, 1916. New York : Walker and Company.

The action here is seen only from the British side, but Fullerton does a good job of laying out the tactics without drowning the reader in seas of detail as two armadas clash in the choppy waters east of Scotland. There is a bit of nonsense on shore involving Nick and David’s pretty young stepmother, for whom Uncle Hugh carries a torch, but it’s quickly back to sea and The War.

This is the 1984 Oz Edition from the Walker Publishing Company. It is the first American edition, 10th printing.
I am now halfway through this book, and I decided to stop reading it -- which is a really rare thing for me to do. Other reviews here confirmed me in this decision.

This book does not have much of a plot; after a short intro, the British Grand Fleet goes straight into battle with the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet. If you are interested in that, I suggest you read the Wikipedia page on the battle of Jütland instead which is much better organized and at least has some maps. And it's more interesting to read, too. That should make you think twice about considering to read this book.

The book tells the story of that battle using three protagonists on three different ships; they all come from the same British family with great naval traditions, one a lowly sub-lieutenant, one a lieutenant who worked his way up to navigator of one of the battle cruisers, one a full captain of a battleship. That sub-lieutenant being transfered from a battleship to an elderly destroyer just prior to the battle is about all there is to a plot beyond the battle, the squadrons steaming (literally) back and forth and duking it out with the enemy. And as if trying to follow the battle without a map wasn't hard enough, the author decided to jump ship all the time, not even bothering to TELL the reader what ship with which of his protagonists the events take place right now. If you are anything like me, after a while you don't bother anymore; it doesn't make that much difference anyway. And so the story drags on for page upon page; you just wish it would end soon so the agony is over. I decided to shortcut this by finishing about halfway through the book.

I do like naval stories, no matter what time and era they take place. I do like gory technical details about the ships and the weapons and the tactics and whatnot. I do like stories about military microcosms (I love W.E.B. Griffin's books, Adam Hardy's Fox books and many more), but there was not even a semblance of any of this here. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Just shells going "boom" and ships getting blown up. No character development (if there was any, it was lost on me), no plot, the battle a confused jumble.

This book was not fun to read for me. I cannot recommend it.
This novel provides some interesting insights concerning the great Battle of Jutland in World War I. Unfortunately, the battle is hard to follow and the plot is even harder to follow. There are long passages which deal with pretty graphic incidents in the battle, but it is hard for the reader to focus on the overall picture. This causes this novel to be very very long on action and very very short on plot. Further, the characters are completely undeveloped and the strange relationship between the brothers and Sarah never goes anywhere, is never explained, and frankly is downright weird.

If this series is to be successful, the author is going to need to develop his characters and focus more on plot and less on action. I would like to see him do this because I believe that this series has potential.
First in a series on the actions of Nick Everard and his circle as RN members during the World Wars. The series is originally written by a WWII RN veteran (submarines) and was done in the 1980s era. There are 2 parts to the series, WWI and WWII, with the main character, Nick, aging and rising in rank and stature in the Royal Navy. Very captivating reading, based soundly on true history with fictional characters and ships united with reality. This volume covers Sub-Lieutenant Everard in his first years of duty on a Battleship but mostly after he manages to be transferred to destroyer duty in the North Sea. The year is 1916, and the central event is theBattle of Jutland. Very enjoyable. Why these or any of the works by Douglas Reeman along the same lines were never touched by screenwriters is our loss. Movies from their works would stand equally with McClean!
This could have been one of the true classic tales of the sea. It could have been if it was the story of a young, recently transferred sub-lieutenant who finds himself in command of a destroyer during the Battle of Jutland. As it is, this is more of an account of the Battle of Jutland with our sub-lieutenant’s story tacked on.

Regardless, this is an engaging saga of the battle as seen from a couple of fictitious ships. These ships offer us points from which we can view the battle and understand the story as it unfolds. The last third of the novel should have been the basis of the entire story. The author has done magnificent research. From the beginning the reader is privy to the command dialog of the British Navy during World War I. This creates a very convincing picture. Even without completely understanding all of the jargon, it puts the reader in the action.
A very well researched book. One needs to call up Scapa Flow and the history of this Naval base before reading.
The terms,definitions and descriptions are excellent. If there is any criticism it would be that a map of showing
position of ships and the coastline would be most helpful.
The positioning of all the ship's and their type is somewhat confusing even to a retired Naval officer.
I look forward to more from this author.
As I begin the fifth in this series it’s time to offer a complete revised review. Each volume is better written than the previous. Book 1 kept me involved due to the topic. There was no coherent plot. Far too many Royal Navy acronyms and initials were used without an explanation. Fullerton’s prose is improving. I am reading the series as rapidly as I can.
Golden freddi
I was hoping for a good review of the battle of Jutland. While the fictional characters and ships used as a vehicle to carry the tale were a good read, the story of the battle was lost in the story. He tried by putting the actual dispatches at the start of chapters. I'm not sure how Fullerton could have solved the problem, but perhaps illustrations would have helped. Also, I was left wondering whether he thought Beatty was the real hero and not Jellico.
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Alexander Fullerton
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St Martins Pr; First American Edition edition (May 1, 1984)
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