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Corvettes Canada : convoy veterans of WWII tell their true stories

Author: Mac Johnston
Publisher: Mississauga, Ont. : Wiley, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Updated and expandedView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives, Canadian
Récits personnels canadiens
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnston, Mac.
Corvettes Canada.
Mississauga, Ont. : Wiley, ©2008
(OCoLC)185022597
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mac Johnston
ISBN: 9780470156988 0470156988
OCLC Number: 656365637
Description: 1 online resource (243 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: "They didn't even have uniforms for Us"/The race to Build escorts --
"There was nothing like an echo to shake you up"/Corvette and U-boat Capabilities --
"Engine stopped and lights glaring, but you had no time to think of death"/The Iceland Run, 1941 --
"Blood brothers to a cork when it came to riding out a rough sea"/Bad weather and the first corvette losses --
"I do remember him telling me it was so cold on the North Atlantic, so cold ... "/The sinking of HMCS Spikenard --
"I met my husband at the Staten Island USO"/The main convoy routes, 1942 --
"You can imagine what a smelly, dirty-looking crew we were after a few days at sea"/Living conditions aboard corvettes --
"If you want real tough, take life aboard a corvette while seasick"/Seasickness --
"One dollar per day per man at sea"/Food and cooks --
"Wartime at sea in the Atlantic was certainly a far cry from the relatively quiet time in the Pacific"/New theatres, 1942 --
"From the bridge above came the captain's command--Abandon Ship!'"/The Mediterranean, 1942-43 --
"The winter, the sea --
these were the enemy"/From rough to ready, 1943 --
"It's morale that's important"/Corvette life and characters --
"There was no flash --
just a huge wall of water into the sky"/The Slogging continues, 1944 --
"A few days later we learned that we had been searching for Glenn Miller ... No wreckage was ever found"/The English channel, 1944-45 --
"The war is Over! Splice the main brace"/war's end to present.
Responsibility: Mac Johnston.

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