book price comparison win prizes eleanor oliphant
Search our site
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

The Drums of War by Peter J. Foot

The Drums of War

RRP £11.99


The Drums of War by Peter J. Foot

In Peter Foot's latest book, the Drums of War, we follow the adventures of John Drake who joins the Royal Marines shortly before the declaration of war with Germany. His adventures take us to different parts of the World as he sees action at Dunkirk, Crete and Singapore. The young Marine's confidence with women grows as he matures; his engagements with those he meets make for stimulating reading. As fortress Singapore surrenders to the Japanese, Drake along with several others crew a yacht and attempt to sail to Australia. They finally reach Darwin after several encounters with their Japanese pursuers. Here they are persuaded to join the Coast Watchers before being allowed to return to England. Now part of a special unit Drake learns new skills and sees action in the Mediterranean, including the invasion of Sicily. Further action follows in the D Day landings before he finally goes with his unit to prepare for the re-taking of Malaya. The invasion of Malaya is postponed and with the end of the War he finds himself on the Island of Penang as the Japanese finally surrender. Drake spends some time in Malaya on a secret operation, then moves to Ceylon where a chain of events changes his life forever.

About the Author

Peter Foot was born in Faversham Kent in 1932 and educated at Notre Dame Convent School. At the age of seventeen he joined the Royal Marines and served for eight years, seeing active service in Malaya, Cyprus and Seuz. After leaving the Royal Marines he entered Her Majesty's Prison Service, serving in six establishments from Borstal in Kent to Kingston Prison in Portsmouth. He retired in 1990 as a Prison Governor Grade, and now lives in Spain on the lush hill slopes above the Orba Valley near Denia on the Costa Blanca. He has three novels with Upfront publishing, Oath Of Allegiance, Strange Alliance and its sequel Jungle Haven. He is currently putting the final touches to his forth novel to be titled 'The Drums of War'. He has four novels with Upfront publishing, Oath Of Allegiance, Strange Alliance and its sequel Jungle Haven, along with the Drums of War. He is currently putting the final touches to his fifth novel to be titled 'Crown Assassin'.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

10th January 2005


Peter J. Foot

More books by Peter J. Foot
Author 'Like for Like'


Upfront Publishing


352 pages


Second World War fiction



It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch