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Running the Gauntlet

How Three Giant Liners Carried a Million Men to War

By Satchell, Alister
2001, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 1557509743
Hardcover, 256 pages, 1 map, numerous b&w photos

Descripton: From the publisher: After the United States entered World War II in December 1941, three Cunard White Star liners, Aquitania, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth, began the epic mission of transporting millions of GIs and British Empire troops across the North Atlantic. This gripping story is based on a secret journal kept by the author, a Royal Australian Navy lieutenant who served as the cipher officer aboard the Aquitania for fifty-three of her Atlantic crossings.

From the review: Running the Gauntlet is the author's memoir of his wartime service as cipher officer on the Aquitania, placed in the general context of the Battle of the Atlantic, and with mention of wartime incidents on the Queen Mary and Qu ...
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