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The Resource Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic, Francis M. Carroll

Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic, Francis M. Carroll

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Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
Title
Athenia torpedoed
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the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Francis M. Carroll
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U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
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eng
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University of Manitoba professor emeritus Carroll offers the first meticulously researched and comprehensive recounting of an early German submarine attack during the Battle of the Atlantic. On September 3, 1939—just hours after Great Britain and Germany went to war—a German submarine torpedoed the civilian liner Athenia, carrying 1,418 passengers and crew. The sinking, which cost 112 lives, violated naval treaties, the law of war, and even the specific instructions of the German command. Carroll expertly assesses the event in the context of the beginning of global war and examines all aspects of the sinking: how the Germans misidentified the ship; the denial and coverup of their role in its sinking; and the diplomatic reactions in Berlin, London, and Washington. His primary focus, however, is on the passengers and crew of the Athenia and the rescue ships that came to aid the survivors. The most poignant of the many stories Carroll shares are those of the families caught in the tragedy, separated during the rush to the life boats, sometimes never to be reunited. This first clash in the Battle of the Atlantic was also one of the first instances of the Nazi military attacking civilians; a portent that, in hindsight, only intensifies its tragic nature. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 6, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 32, p)
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10151730
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1938-
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Carroll, Francis M.
Dewey number
940.54/293
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D772.A7
LC item number
C28 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Athenia (Steamship)
  • U-30 (Submarine)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
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Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic, Francis M. Carroll
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-208) and index
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Contents
The hinge of fate -- In all respects ready for sea -- Surface ship sighted -- Abandon ship! -- To the lifeboats -- Those in peril on the sea -- On dry land -- The City of Flint -- Matters of state -- The Germans -- The return trip -- Home again, safe from the sea
Control code
907756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781591141488
Lccn
2012020768
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(Sirsi) i9781591141488
Label
Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic, Francis M. Carroll
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hinge of fate -- In all respects ready for sea -- Surface ship sighted -- Abandon ship! -- To the lifeboats -- Those in peril on the sea -- On dry land -- The City of Flint -- Matters of state -- The Germans -- The return trip -- Home again, safe from the sea
Control code
907756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages
Isbn
9781591141488
Lccn
2012020768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781591141488

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