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Ever wanted to know what it is like to be on a torpedoed ship and then to spend the next several weeks in a lifeboat marooned at sea? On November 2, 1944 The U.S. oil tanker SS Fort Lee was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat submarine U-181 in the Indian Ocean. Four lifeboats managed to safely get away. What the men aboard these lifeboats endured next is their own odyssey - battling privations, storms, rough seas, despair, and clinging to hope that rescue will arrive. Together they all had one thing in common....they were survivors. Over 7 years of research have gone into the telling of this extraordinary story. The 550 page book includes 50 rare photographs including actual documents and letters from the survivors and their families. November 2, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of this historic event. We observe, pause and remember.
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Writer Kevin Gomm was born in Albany, Western Australia. His own heritage is from a combined military/musical family. An accomplished musician, Kevin has traveled extensively both in Australia and overseas. He is also the author of the popular Red Sun On The Kangaroo Paw describing all of the Japanese air raids on Western Australia. After having lived away for many years in both Sydney and Perth, Kevin now currently resides back in his hometown of Albany. Lifeboat #6: The Sinking of the SS Fort Lee is his fifth book. You can read more about Kevin and his other books on his Author page or at www.diggerpress.com
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Book Description Digger Press, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0987223186
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