The Q-ship, an ordinary merchant vessel with concealed guns, came into its own during the First World War, when the Royal Navy to trap and destroy German U-boats. This work tells the story of the Q-ships and their U-boat adversaries. It covers the Q-ship operations by following the careers of the eight men who won the Victoria Cross.
Deborah Lake served in the Royal Air Force before leaving to concentrate on her writing and acting careers (Manx National Theatre Company). She is the author of The Zeebrugge & Ostend Raids, 1918 (as David Lomas, Leo Cooper/Pen & Sword 2002), Mons 1914 (as David Lomas, Osprey Publishing 1997, with seven reprints; and Praeger USA, 2004), First Ypres, 1914 (Osprey Publishing, 1998, seven reprints; and Praeger USA, 2004), The British Tommy In The Great War (as David Boughton, Almark Publications, 1971). Deborah has written extensively for military magazines and journals. She has also written romantic fiction for Robert Hale and Mayflower under a pseudonym.