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Author:
Alan Scholefield
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978-0688031657
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068803165X
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William Morrow; 1st edition (1977)
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Alan Scholefield (15 January 1931 - 26 October 2017) was a South African writer famous for his Macrae and Silver series. He lived in Hampshire and was married to Australian novelist Anthea Goddard. They had three daughters.

Alan Scholefield (15 January 1931 - 26 October 2017) was a South African writer famous for his Macrae and Silver series. Born in Cape Town, Scholefield was educated at Queen’s College, Queenstown and the University of Cape Town where he read Eng. Lit. and where he won an athletics blue and broke a South African junior record.

Alan Scholefield was born in 1931 in Cape Town, South Africa. After leaving university he became a journalist and travelled widely in southern and central Africa, Europe, and America

Alan Scholefield was born in 1931 in Cape Town, South Africa. After leaving university he became a journalist and travelled widely in southern and central Africa, Europe, and America. He now lives in Hampshire with his wife and has three daughters. Most famous for his Macrae and Silver series, Scholefield has also written other novels, including Venom, which was made into a film in 1981. Books by Alan Scholefield. Mor. rivia About The Alpha Raid.

Alan Scholefield (Author). The "Alpha Raid" focuses on an action in Africa in 1917. The German army was the dominant force in the region due to the presence of a large armed paddle wheeler named "Africa" moving back and forth on Lake Tanganyika and preventing the allies from launching an offensive. A raid to destroy the "Africa" was organized in London headed by Commander Bagley who had some history as an incompetent. Second in command was Lt Edward Ross who found himself immediately looked upon as not able to command by Bagley.

a savage gusto similar to Wilbur Smith. Across Lake Tanganyika prowls the huge paddle-steamer AFRIKA, protecting Von Lettow's guerillas and pinning allied troops down on the Congo side. Commanded by an officer three parts crazy, a small British naval unit works its way up from Cape Town to Lake Tanganyika.

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It began as a kidnap plot, but quickly became something even more deadly through the innocent instrumentality of the intended victim himself, a sickly ten-year-old boy. An avid pet collector, that day he brought home to Eaton Square and the awaiting kidnappers a crate in which–you could hear it–a living creature dryly rustled. It was supposed to be a harmless black house snake, but there had been carelessness along the route from Africa, and it was really a black mamba, most poisonous of all reptiles

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Yes, duty ennobles, even though it's duty to an idiot, callous government. Pub Date: April 29th, 1977.

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Dust jacket illustration by Ian Robertson. A World War l adventure story based on the Naval Africa Expedition of 1915.
  • Pretty good read. Very believable characters and fine story line. It was well worth the read and I'll pick up another by this author. I was a bit disappointed in the ending. Bit anticlimactic but the story and tale itself made up for it.

  • A century after the end of hostilities in World War I; the war to end all wars it is difficult to see that it was truly a world war. But fighting did occur on most continents with most of today's studies settling on the trench warfare that took place in Europe. The "Alpha Raid" focuses on an action in Africa in 1917.
    The German army was the dominant force in the region due to the presence of a large armed paddle wheeler named "Africa" moving back and forth on Lake Tanganyika and preventing the allies from launching an offensive. A raid to destroy the "Africa" was organized in London headed by Commander Bagley who had some history as an incompetent. Second in command was Lt Edward Ross who found himself immediately looked upon as not able to command by Bagley. It fell to Ross to solve the many problems in transporting two launches and the military group's supplies from England across a distance in Africa to Lake Tanganyika and take on the "Africa." He was challenged at every step by Bagley.
    The flavor of the book is enhanced when the group stops for a rest at a station run by an eminent scientist for the purpose of harvesting snake venom sold to customers around the world. Dr Jumelle has a daughter working with him. Justine is a beautiful young woman and does attract Ross' romantic interest. Dr Jumelle is killed when he is bitten by one of the snakes with the venom traveling through his system. Justine is forced to travel with the military expedition in order to reach a port on the lake and get transportation back to her home. She immediately proves invaluable as a nurse when disease strikes and she works with the expedition's doctor in handling the outbreak.
    The main characters are very well delineated and the action is plentiful. A little known area of conflict comes alive and takes on meaning for today's readers. No claim is made for the action to be based on a true account but certainly may have some validity based on the interest in retaining territory by whichever side won the war. Very well done.

  • This story is based upon a true adventure by the Royal Navy when a group transported attack boats overland to attack German ships on Lake Tanganyika. It is well written and a very interesting read.

  • A very interesting portrayal of a World War 1 action, showing the emotion and thus somewhat reverted nature of various personalities and military discipline.