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British Merchant Seamen in the Second World War
By Bennett, G. H. and Bennett, R.
Descripton: This book looks at what actually happened when a ship was sunk by mine, aircraft, surface raider or U-boat. It is a graphic account of how ships were attacked and sunk, how the crew reacted, how they attempted to launch their lifeboats and how they often ended up swimming or clinging to debris. Death might come at any stage. It also looks at the responses of U-boat crews to survivors and the way in which the German submarine arm chose to regard their "enemy". This is one of the first books to list uboat.net as one of the sources in the bibliography.
From the uboat.net review: This is a fascinating scholarly work which exhaustively treats all aspects of the survival of British merchant seamen who experienced the loss of their vessels in World War II, moving beyond the figures of tonnage sunk and ships lost to examine indiv ...