The Resource Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of a World War II U-boat attack, Tom Nagorski

Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of a World War II U-boat attack, Tom Nagorski

Label
Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of a World War II U-boat attack
Title
Miracles on the water
Title remainder
the heroic survivors of a World War II U-boat attack
Statement of responsibility
Tom Nagorski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Sept. 17, 1940, at a little after ten at night, a German submarine torpedoed the passenger liner S.S. City of Benares in the North Atlantic. There were 406 people on board, including 90 children headed for peaceful Canada, their parents having elected to send them away from Great Britain to escape the ravages of World War II. The Benares sank in half an hour, in a gale that sent several of her lifeboats pitching into the frigid sea, more than three hundred miles from the nearest rescue vessel. Not one of the survivors had any reasonable hope of rescue. The initial "miracle" involves one British destroyer's race to the scene; the second is the story of Lifeboat 12, missed by the destroyer, 46 people jammed for eight days in a craft built for 30. Based on first hand accounts from the child survivors and other passengers.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nagorski, Tom
Dewey number
940.54/293
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D782.C6
LC item number
N35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City of Benares (Ship)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Passenger ships
  • City of Benares (Ship)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Passenger ships
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Shipwrecks
  • Great Britain
  • North Atlantic Ocean
  • City of Benares (Schiff)
  • Schiffsuntergang
Label
Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of a World War II U-boat attack, Tom Nagorski
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Preface : Bohdan's story -- Map of the route of the SS City of Benares -- Book one : The young ambassadors. "We've been hit!" -- The young ambassadors -- The city of Benares -- "Ease and refreshment" -- Unterseeboot 48 -- September 17 -- 10:03 PM -- SOS -- Heroes -- Farewell -- Death in the night -- First light -- Miracles -- Book two : Lifeboat 12. Lifeboat 12 -- Taking stock -- Life in the lifeboat -- In memoriam -- Wales, ships, and phantoms -- Last rites -- A dot in the sky -- Miracles -- Home -- Blame -- Reunions -- Map of the route of Lifeboat 12 -- Appendix : Survivors
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 345 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036617913
Label
Miracles on the water : the heroic survivors of a World War II U-boat attack, Tom Nagorski
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Preface : Bohdan's story -- Map of the route of the SS City of Benares -- Book one : The young ambassadors. "We've been hit!" -- The young ambassadors -- The city of Benares -- "Ease and refreshment" -- Unterseeboot 48 -- September 17 -- 10:03 PM -- SOS -- Heroes -- Farewell -- Death in the night -- First light -- Miracles -- Book two : Lifeboat 12. Lifeboat 12 -- Taking stock -- Life in the lifeboat -- In memoriam -- Wales, ships, and phantoms -- Last rites -- A dot in the sky -- Miracles -- Home -- Blame -- Reunions -- Map of the route of Lifeboat 12 -- Appendix : Survivors
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 345 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036617913

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