Captain Davenport was murmuring as his ship forged clear; but he broke off abruptly to gaze at the shoal which should have been dead astern
, but which was already on the PYRENEES' weather-quarter and working up rapidly to windward.
Mounted on a flatbed truck, two of the cameras were aimed laterally to film the ecstatic, worshipful soldiers, and one camera was pointed dead astern
to zoom in and out on the general.
It must show dead astern
through an arc of 135 degrees.