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The Drums of War by Peter J. Foot

The Drums of War

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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'.

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Publication date

10th January 2005


Peter J. Foot

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Upfront Publishing


352 pages


Second World War fiction



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