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Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of the SS city of Benares

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  • Voix de: Marisa Calin
    Publisher:
    Macmillan Audio, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: Macmillan Audio (Firm); Calin, Marisa
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2019
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    Copyrighted
    2019
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    From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the poor, through a government relocation program called CORB. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set out in a convoy of nineteen ships sailing for Canada. On board were ninety CORB children, chaperones, and crew, along with paying passengers. When the war ships escorting the Benares to safe waters peeled off and the way forward seemed certain, a German submarine attacked and torpedoed the Benares. What followed is an amazing example of all that people are capable of'the worst, and the best.

    Éditeur original: New York, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Macmillan Audio, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781250233905