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An operational necessity

Author: Gwyn Griffin
Publisher: New York : Putnam, ©1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is January 5, 1945. A French freighter is torpedoed in the South Atlantic. By the laws of war, the shipwrecked survivors should be beyond further attack. But when the U-boat commander orders that they be shot, he justifies it as "an operational necessity." He believes that the safety of his own boat and crew depends on destroying all traces of the sinking. Only later, at an Allied tribunal after V-E Day, are the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
War stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Griffin, Gwyn.
Operational necessity.
New York : Putnam, ©1967
(OCoLC)679038963
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyn Griffin
OCLC Number: 1071917
Description: 477 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Gwyn Griffin.

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It is January 5, 1945. A French freighter is torpedoed in the South Atlantic. By the laws of war, the shipwrecked survivors should be beyond further attack. But when the U-boat commander orders that they be shot, he justifies it as "an operational necessity." He believes that the safety of his own boat and crew depends on destroying all traces of the sinking. Only later, at an Allied tribunal after V-E Day, are the grim facts fully brought to light in a dramatic confrontation between the sole survivor and the captured German officers.

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