From Library Journal
One of the classic naval adventure stories of World War II, Monsarrat's novel tells the tale of two British ships trying to escape destruction by wolf pack U-boats hunting in the North Atlantic. The book was a smash when released in 1951, going through numerous printings. This is the first paperback edition available in ages.
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"An impressive novel, portraying the war at sea with emotion, drama, tenderness and terror." (Chicago Tribune
"Powerful...the dominant quality of this sturdy novel is compassion." (Atlantic Monthly
"A whale of a story...Solidly conceived and well executed." (San Francisco Chronicle )