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

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Hyperion Books, Mar 14, 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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Weve Been Hit
3
The Young Ambassadors
12
The City of Benares
23
Copyright

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Tom Nagorski is currently the Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism - having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Nagorski has won eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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