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The cruel sea

Author: Nicholas Monsarrat
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1956.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the author's own experiences, this book presents the story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys in World War Two. It offers descriptions of agonizing U-boat hunts. It tells of ordinary, heroic men who had to face a brutal menace which would strike without warning from the deep.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Monsarrat
ISBN: 0140011218 9780140011210
OCLC Number: 12428524
Description: 444 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Before the Curtain --
1939: Learning --
1940: Skirmishing --
1941: Grappling --
1942: Fighting --
1943: The Moment of Balance --
1944: Winning --
1945: The Prize
Responsibility: Nicholas Monsarrat.

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Based on the author's own experiences, this book presents the story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys in World War Two. It offers descriptions of agonizing U-boat hunts. It tells of ordinary, heroic men who had to face a brutal menace which would strike without warning from the deep.

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