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To Brave the Seas: A Boy at War

David McRobbie

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ISBN 10: 1743313071 / ISBN 13: 9781743313077
Published by Allen & Unwin, 2013
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Title: To Brave the Seas: A Boy at War

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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<p><b>The story of a teenager who ends up as a deck boy on navy ships, learning the ropes, fitting in with the crew, and facing wartime action in World War II. </b><br /><i>We had trained for emergencies. Every man knew how to launch a lifeboat. There were life jackets to save us, but no one&nbsp;said, Oh, and this is what an exploding torpedo does, and here's what happens when the ship sinks under you. And the lights will be out, so you'll be in the dark.</i></p><p>It is 1940, and war rages. With nothing to keep him at home, 15-year-old Adam Chisholm joins Britain's Merchant Navy. His first ship takes him on a stormy Atlantic convoy where he faces seasickness, submarines, and shipwreck. In his remarkable sea journeys, Adam meets enemies face to face, and makes friends&#x2014;some for a lifetime. Includes a seven-page glossary of nautical terms and features WWII&nbsp;memorabilia throughout.<br /></p>

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<b>David McRobbie</b> is the author of more than 30 books for children and&nbsp;young adults, including&nbsp;<i>Vinnie's War</i> and <i>A&nbsp;Whole Lot of Wayne</i>. In <i>To Brave the Seas</i> he draws again on his Merchant Navy experiences to add color and realism to the story.

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