BY FRANK TILSLEY
(original title: Mutiny)
H.M.S. Defiant is the shocking, incomparably vivid story of a murderous uprising aboard a British frigate during the early years of the Napoleonic wars.
The appalling savagery of British naval discipline is historically authentic, and the tense struggle between Captain Crawford and his brilliant, sadistic martinet of a First Officer rivals in sheer drama the famous story of the Bounty.
Based on the novel, Columbia Pictures' 1962 motion picture H.M.S. Defiant (released as Damn the Defiant! in the USA) starred Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde and Anthony Quayle.