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The Cruel Sea (Penguin World War II Collection)

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Based on the author's own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys in World War Two.
Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat and mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves.
Packed with tension and vivid descriptions of agonizing U-boat hunts, this tale of the most bitter and chilling campaign of the war tells of ordinary, heroic men who had to face a brutal menace which would strike without warning from the deep . . .

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ISBN-13: 9780141042831
ISBN-10: 0141042834
Pagini: 448
Ilustrații: None
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.31 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Seria Penguin World War II Collection

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Nicholas Monsarrat was born in Liverpool in 1910. At the beginning of the war he joined the RNVR as a sub-lieutenant and attained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. He died in August 1979 and his ashes were later scattered over the sea.


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'Fascinating and compelling' New York Times
Based on the author's own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys in World War Two.
Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat and mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves.
Packed with tension and vivid descriptions of agonizing U-boat hunts, this tale of the most bitter and chilling campaign of the war tells of ordinary, heroic men who had to face a brutal menace which would strike without warning from the deep . . .
'One of the best novels that has yet been written about sailors at war' Spectator


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"A whale of a story...Solidly conceived and well executed."--San Francisco Chronicle