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  - John Wagner - Goodreads

Royal Navy 150 years after Patrick O'Brien's tales. Despite the rather lame title this is an excellent character driven book. You can tell the author knows what he's talking about and has been there ... Read full review

Review: The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

you are in a destroyer you are at sea you are cold and wet you are reading a great book 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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