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Sole Survivors of the Sea.

Author: Jr James E Wise
Publisher: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this collection of war and peacetime incidents. The dramatic accounts--including those of a British sailor who survived 133 days at sea on an open raft and a German sailor who spent 28 hours in the ocean without a life preserver--are based on a wide array of sources, including interviews with the survivors and their families  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wise, Jr, James E.
Sole Survivors of the Sea.
New York : Naval Institute Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jr James E Wise
ISBN: 9781612513652 1612513654
OCLC Number: 854520645
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Stick it Mister!; 2 133 Days on a Raft; 3 The Doggerbank Incident; 4 Black Friday; 5 Operation Iceberg; 6 The Henry Stanley; 7 Sapper Eric Munday, Royal Engineers; 8 Arctic Incident; 9 Convoy SC.48; 10 Air Strike Off the Guianas; 11 Inferno at Sea; 12 Scottocapo Nostromo Guiseppe Lococo; 13 Score One For the "Little Boys"; 14 The Minefield; 15 Down off Greece!; 16 Clifford W. Kuykendall, GM2/c, USN; 17 Battle off Narvik; 18 The Monsoon Boats; 19 Warrant Officer Karl Wisniewski; 20 Killer Seas. 21 Livorno Disaster22 Official Sole Survivor Incident Reports; Epilogue; Appendix Ships and Sole Survivors; Notes to the Text; Bibliography.

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The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this collection of war and peacetime incidents. The dramatic accounts--including those of a British sailor who survived 133 days at sea on an open raft and a German sailor who spent 28 hours in the ocean without a life preserver--are based on a wide array of sources, including interviews with the survivors and their families and official records to back up their accuracy. Most took place in World War II, when the navies and merchant fleets of many nations roamed the seas. Each story is one of boundl.

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