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Thread #16337   Message #152345
Posted By: Sourdough
21-Dec-99 - 04:01 AM
Thread Name: Help: Beatles, Henry Kaiser & Higgins Boats
Subject: RE: Help: Beatles, Henry Kaiser & Higgins Boats
I recently interviewed a Canadian naval officer who had sailed in N. Atlantic convoys. He told me that the most realistic novel he had read on the subject was "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monserratt. It happened that I had already read the book and learning that it was realistic made me all the more appreciative of the achievements of the Merchant Mariners. Can you imagine sitting on a load of gasoline or munitions while you crossed a 3,000 mile ocean at 10 or 14 knots while submarines tried to pick off the ships in your convoy?