The Battle of the St. Lawrence; The Second World War in Canada

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On May 11, 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed SS Nicoya,violently ending a peace in Canada’s waters that stretched back to 1812. Bythe end of 1944, another 18 merchant ships and four Canadian warships would bedestroyed. More than 300 men, women and children—including at least 260Canadians—died by explosion, fire or icy drowning.

Drawing on numerous first-hand accounts from both Canadians andGermans, respected writer and historian Nathan Greenfield has penned a lively,revealing narrative, the first popular account of World War II in Canadianwaters. This is a must-read for military history enthusiasts, veterans and theirfamilies.

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NATHAN M. GREENFIELD, PhD, is the Canadian correspondent for Times Educational Supplement and is a contributor to Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic and TLS. He is the author of The Damned, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction; Baptism of Fire, which was a finalist for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction; the widely praised The Battle of the St. Lawrence; The Forgotten; and The Reckoning. Greenfield lives in Ottawa.

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