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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User Review  - maritimer - LibraryThing

I would not have even come close to finishing this book except that I have always had a soft spot for the movie - so I hung in there for the full 444 pages. The Cruel Sea is essentially an information ... Read full review

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User Review  - stuart10er - LibraryThing

Story of WWII service in the British Navy in the North Atlantic as told through the crew of the corvette Compass Rose. I liked it but it was strangely dated in the way it talked about war. 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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