Buller’s Dreadnought by Richard Hough
Archy Buller, Boer War hero with the Naval Brigade, and his friend Rod Maclewin, from the lower deck and the opposite end of the social scale, find themselves undergoing a whole new adventure.
German naval competition and the construction of ever greater fleets of Dreadnoughts, and the restlessness of new social pressures, take their toll, and Buller especially finds himself at once in the throes of domestic crisis and an undeclared security war with the nation’s future enemy.
This sequel to the highly praised Buller’s Guns concludes on the high note of the first pursuit and clash of mighty Dreadnoughts in the North Sea. Buller’s Dreadnought is a thrilling and dramatic account of the challenges posed by the Edwardian age and the First World War.
Richard Hough, the distinguished naval historian and winner of the Daily Express Best Book of the Sea Award (1972), was the author of many acclaimed books in the field including ‘Admirals in Collision’, ‘The Great War at Sea: 1914-18’, and ‘The Longest Battle: The War at Sea 1939-45’. He was also the biographer of Mountbatten, and his last biography, ‘Captain James Cook’, became a world bestseller.