By Luck and by Pluck
- ME Other Nautical Fiction
- By Percy F. Westerman
This is the story of Dick Danesby and Tony Andrews, apprentices on the tramp Mulcaster, before, during and after the landings on “D” Day. Their skipper is the well-known Alan Carr. The Mulcaster was one of the ships destined to play a humble but essential part in the operations by being purposely sunk off the Beaches. The tale tells vividly and with considerable detail the adventures of that terrific time; the heroes run into trouble ashore as well as at sea; they are for a short time prisoners in German hands, and risk death during the British attack. Given up for lost but reappearing, they find themselves with anew cross-Channel job with plenty of excitement, which continues to the last chapter.
As a thrilling picture of what that historic day of the invasion meant to many merchant seaman and others, this book can hardly be beaten, and will continue to keep alive memories of its great deeds when more pretentious accounts are no longer read.
Author: Percy F. Westerman
Title: By Luck and by Pluck
First Published by: Blackie and Son Ltd.
Place: London & Glasgow
Written specifically for Young Adults: Yes