Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack

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Hyperion Books, Mar 13, 2007 - History - 368 pages
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Ghost Soldiers meets The Perfect Storm in the remarkable true story of the sinking of the S.S. City of Benares

In September 1940, ninety lucky English children were placed aboard the S.S. City of Benares by their parents, bound from Liverpool to Canada. They were pioneers in a program designed to spirit British children from their war-ravaged homes to safer shores. But they had no way of knowing that in the darkness of September 17, a German U-boat would sink their ship, tossing them and the other 316 people on board into a rough, gale-driven sea. How any of them survived is a miracle. Journalist Tom Nagorski's stirring account, based on interviews with survivors including his own great-uncle, brings their saga to light for the first time.

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Review: Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack

User Review  - Chris Seals - Goodreads

Marvelous book! I would read another by Tom Nagorski. Read full review

Review: Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack

User Review  - Shelly - Goodreads

Amazing and difficult true story. In an effort to save their children from war, parents in England sent their children abroad to safety. This is the story of a boatload of ninety children who had to survive the trip to safety. Unimaginable. Read full review

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Weve Been Hit
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The Young Ambassadors
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The City of Benares
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