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The Resource Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of the U-boat attack on the SS City of Benares - one of the great lost stories of WWII, Tom Nagorski

Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of the U-boat attack on the SS City of Benares - one of the great lost stories of WWII, Tom Nagorski

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Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of the U-boat attack on the SS City of Benares - one of the great lost stories of WWII
Title
Miracles on the water
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the heroic survivors of the U-boat attack on the SS City of Benares - one of the great lost stories of WWII
Statement of responsibility
Tom Nagorski
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Sept. 17, 1940, at a little after ten at night, a German submarine torpedoed the passenger liner S.S. City of Benares in the North Atlantic. There were 406 people on board, including 90 children headed for peaceful Canada, their parents having electedto send them away from Great Britain to escape the ravages of World War II. The Benares sank in half an hour, in a gale that sent several of her lifeboats pitching into the frigid sea, more than three hundred miles from the nearest rescue vessel. Not oneof the survivors had any reasonable hope of rescue. The initial "miracle" involves one British destroyer's race to the scene; the second is the story of Lifeboat 12, missed by the destroyer, 46 people jammed for eight days in a craft built for 30. Based on first hand accounts from the child survivors and other passengers.--From publisher description
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171296
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Nagorski, Tom
Dewey number
940.5316
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • City of Benares (Ship)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwrecks
Target audience
adult
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the heroic survivors of a World War II U-boat attack
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Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of the U-boat attack on the SS City of Benares - one of the great lost stories of WWII, Tom Nagorski
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Publication
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Formerly CIP
Control code
000041537295
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 345 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781845294328
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of the U-boat attack on the SS City of Benares - one of the great lost stories of WWII, Tom Nagorski
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Control code
000041537295
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 345 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781845294328
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.

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