Convoy: Merchant Sailors at War 1939-1945


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The men of the British Merchant Navy, the American Merchant Marine, and the Canadian Merchant Navy, were the largely forgotten heroes of what was the longest, as well as one of the bitterest and most costly, campaigns of the Second World War. They suffered their first casualties on the day war was declared, 3 September 1939, when the liner Athenia was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland, and their last on 7 May 1945, the eve of VE Day, when two ships were sunk by a U-boat in Scotland's Pentland Firth. This book is a tribute ...

Convoy: Merchant Sailors at War 1939-1945 2005, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557501370