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The Cruel Sea

By Monsarrat, Nicholas
1999, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 1580800467
Paperback, 520 pages
The book is a fiction

Descripton: The story is about convoy escorts, first aboard the corvette H.M.S. Compass Rose, and later on the frigate H.M.S. Saltash. The story follows the men of both ships from 1939 to the end of the war. First published 1951. A movie of the same name was based on this book.

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From the review: Nicholas Monsarrat served in the Royal Navy from 1940 to 1946, and brought firsthand experience to this story of the convoy escorts which battled the U-boats in World War II. His wartime experiences left him with intense feelings of bitterness and di ...
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