In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself. Written by
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
Men can disappear without a trace...and their secrets with them.
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Did You Know?
The author of the novel, Erskine Childers, was a British Army veteran of the Boer war and World War I. Amazingly, he became an Irish nationalist and revolutionary leader. Even more amazingly, he became so fervently anti-British that he was arrested and executed by the fledgling Irish Free State during the Irish Civil war in 1922. See more
When Clara visits just after the attempted ramming she is wearing a hat and coat. When she leaves and rows away she is just wearing a dress without the coat and hat. See more
Version of Das Rätsel der Sandbank