The Cruel Sea

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Burford Books, 1951 - Fiction - 509 pages
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A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World War II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desperate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats. First published to great acclaim in 1951, THE CRUEL SEA remains a classic novel of endurance and daring.

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Review: The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)

User Review  - Gary Letham - Goodreads

The film of the book has been one of my favourite war films for many years. It is a powerful exploration of the nature of war, especially so soon after the end of the war. I was interested to see how ... Read full review

Review: The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)

User Review  - Harv Griffin - Goodreads

This is Nicholas Monsarrat's best work, in my opinion, and it falls into the "Must Read" category for WWII fans. Actually, it's the only Monsarrat book that really works for me as entertainment. I've ... Read full review

Contents

BEFORE THE CURTAIN
3
Skirmishing
79
Graff ling
137
Copyright

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About the author (1951)

Nicholas Monsarrat served in the Royal Navy during World War II and later joined governemnt service. He died in 1979.

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