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Book Note: Dudley Pope, Ramage's Diamond

I read this book about 5-Oct-2002. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1976. This note was last modified Thursday, 19-Dec-2002 16:30:36 PST.

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Number 7 in the series.

A distinctly over-the-top adventure. Sent to the West Indies carrying orders for the Admiral about a secret mission, Ramage is not assigned the secret mission, and is instead sent to blockade Fort Royal (while the Admiral's favorite goes on the secret mission). In a couple of weeks, Ramage accomplishes more than the previous two people assigned the duty did in more than 6 months. They didn't even have a clear chart of where the batteries were located.

Low casualty figures, too, for a change.

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