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Operation Iceberg

Thomas E. Lightburn

It is January 1939, eight months before the start of WW2. German residents, Gunter Schmied, his wife, Adelheid, and his son, Heinrich, are sent to live in London as German spies in order to collect information that will be of assistance to the Third Reich. Heinrich is ordered to join the Royal Navy as a wireless operator, where he will be privy to classified information regarding the ship's movements.
He climbs on board Endeavour, and, together with the rest of the ship's company, battles storms, wild seas and icebergs, as well as the fear of being discovered for who he really is.

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Thomas E. Lightburn served twenty-two years in the medical branch of the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He left the service in 1974 and obtained a Bachelors (Hons) degree at Liverpool University. After teaching for sixteen years, he volunteered for early retirement. He then began writing for The Wirral Journal and The Sea Breezes, a worldwide nautical magazine. He interviewed the late Ian Fraser, VC, ex-Lieutenant RN, and wrote an account of how he and his crew crippled the Japanese cruiser, Takao, in Singapore.

Thomas is a widower and lives in Mersyside pursuing his favourite hobbies of soccer, naval and military history, the theatre, art and travel.