- Age Range: 1 - 1 year
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Naval Institute Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591141451
- ISBN-13: 978-1591141457
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cruel Sea Retold: The Truth Behind Monsarrat's Epic Convoy Drama 1st Edition
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About the Author
Bernard Edwards is a well-established naval historian and prolific author. His many titles include The Quiet Heroes, Twilight of the U-Boat, and Japan's Bltizkreig. A former Merchant Navy officer, he lives in Gwent, South Wales.
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THE CRUEL SEA RETOLD, THE TRUTH BEHIND MONSARRAT'S EPIC CONVOY DRAMA relates the action seen by Convoy OG 71, HG 73 and HG 76. Monsarrat took part in the first convoy, a run from Liverpool to Gibraltar by 22 merchantmen and eight escorts in August 1941. U-boats savaged the convoy, sinking two escorts and eight merchantmen. No U-boats were lost in return. HG 73, the second convoy, lost eight merchantmen and an escort during on the return run to Liverpool in September. Again, no U-boats were lost. In December 1941, the tide turned with HG 76, another run to Gibraltar comprising 31 merchantmen and 15 escorts. Led by the legendary RN sub-killer 'Johnny' Walker, this time the escorts destroyed five U-boats which only claimed seven merchantmen in return.
THE CRUEL SEA RETOLD has several items in its favor. The first is its tantalizing subject. Sea war buffs might wonder how the fictional events in THE CRUEL SEA stacked up against reality. Now they know. Secondly, not only is Edwards a gifted writer, he knows his subject initmately since he was a seafarer like Monsarrat. (Edwards served in merchant ships at the end of World War II, eventually rising to command). His extensive knowledge of and love for the sea are evident on every page of this eminently readable book.
Sea war enthusiasts will greatly enjoy THE CRUEL SEA RETOLD. The combination of fascinating subject material and the author's literary skills make for a great read. Highly recommended.