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Sourdough Help: The Russian Convoys (including PQ17) (91* d) RE: Help: The Russian Convoys (including PQ17) 08 Jul 01

WIth Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston having survived at least one sinking, I have to believe that somewhere in the Guthrie archives there are some convoy songs.

I had to inteview a former officer of a Canadian corvette about something that had nothing to do with the war but the subject of his wartime service had come up. I was so taken with his convoy escort stories that I gave him a copy of "Convoy: the battle for convoys SC.122 and HX.229 by Martin Middlebrook whch I had recently read. He later told me that it was a very accurate book with lots of insights on life at sea during that time.

It is a very readable, with lots of insights into the strategies of that part of the war. It was far more complex than I had imagined and always fascinating. (it is out of print but available through Amazon in paperback)


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