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Children of the doomed voyage / [compiled by] Janet Menzies.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D772.C46 C55 2005

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    "For the first time in narrative, here is the true story of the World War II tragedy of the SS City of Benares, which remains to this day the worst ever sea disaster involving British children. More than half of all those on board this ship full of evacuees were lost after the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat in September 1940. Of ninety very young 'seavacuee' children escaping the bombing in Britain to safety in Canada, seventy-seven died."

    "Those who survived tell stories of towering seas and near-miraculous escapes clinging to rafts and wreckage for nineteen hours before rescue. One group of children managed to keep going for eight days drifting in an open boat in the north Atlantic. In this narrative the child survivors tell their story for the first time directly in their own words."--Jacket.
    Format
    Book
    Published
    Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, 2005
    Locale
    Great Britain
    North Atlantic Ocean
    Contents
    Children of the blitz
    Dodging bombs
    Luxuries and lifeboat drills
    The eye of the storm
    The sinking of the Benares
    Beth and Bess and the lifeboats
    Rescue
    The twelfth boat
    Homecomings
    The aftermath.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Menzies, Janet.
    Notes
    Children of the blitz -- Dodging bombs -- Luxuries and lifeboat drills -- The eye of the storm -- The sinking of the Benares -- Beth and Bess and the lifeboats -- Rescue -- The twelfth boat -- Homecomings -- The aftermath.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    0470018879
    9780470018873
    Physical Description
    207 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm

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