Born to an English father and a German mother, brothers Michael and Franz are separated as babies. But their passion for the sea is shared, and their careers in the respective Navies of their countries mirror each other. When the Second World War breaks out, both Michael and Franz are pressed into service; Michael on a destroyer and Franz on a submarine. Their paths cross several times until a fateful battle in 1945 when the two brothers are finally brought together. One Above And One Below unfolds the stories of Michael and Franz, their lives, loves, aspirations and difficulties. Trevor Towers' charming novel is full of interesting and in-depth naval details, thrilling descriptions of sea battles and honourable characters.