Lost at sea "Found at Fukushima. The story of a japanese POW"

por Millar, Andy

valoración
(0 Comentarios)
Comenta y valora este libro

  • Editorial: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 978-1-4738-7806-8
  • Páginas: 251
  • Dimensiones: 0 cm x 25 cm
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Idiomas: Inglés
  • Fecha de la edición: 2017

Materias:

NOVEDAD!!

pvp.26,00 €

En stock. Entrega en 24 / 48 horas


Información detallada:

Resumen del libro

On a calm, tropical afternoon in the South Atlantic Ocean in April 1942, a British tramp steamer, the SS Willesden, was shelled, torpedoed and sunk by a German raider, the KMS Thor. The Willesden was carrying 47 officers and crew, and a cargo of vital war supplies destined for Britain's 8th Army in North Africa. Five of Willesden's crew were killed in the attack. Among the survivors was Second Mate David Millar, who - along with his crewmen - was rescued by the Germans and interned on a succession of prison ships, before being handed over to the Japanese. Badly wounded, David spent the rest of the war as a POW in a camp at Fukushima, north of Tokyo. The Thor was also responsible for sinking two other steamers, the SS Kirkpool and SS Nankin. Their survivors, including 38 women and children, were dispatched to the same POW camp. What is remarkable about this story, apart from its inherent drama, is that these civilian POWs - numbering more than 130 in all - were officially listed as 'Missing at Sea': their presence in the camp remained a closely guarded secret.This meant that it was many months - in some cases, years - before the fog of mystery surrounding their disappearance lifted, and family and friends knew whether their loved ones were dead or alive. Lost at Sea tells the little-known story of these survivors. It is a tale of honour between enemy naval commanders; of suffering, courage and endurance, as months of imprisonment turned to years; and of the powerful relationships that form when people are forced together in life-threatening circumstances. Greatly enhancing the poignancy of this story is the fact that David Millar was the author's father.

Otros libros de Siglos XIX, XX

  • Wiest, Andrew

    Campaigns of World War II. The Pacific ...

    Amber Books (2018)

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.28,50 €

  • Barry, Quintan

    Disputed victory

    Helion & Company Limited (2018)

    In 1898 the United States went to war with Spain over the future of Cuba. The American navy had, in the preceding decade, been revived after years of neglect, and was much stronger than anything ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.42,00 €

  • Paterson, Lawrence

    Weapons of desperation. German frogmen and midget ...

    Seaforth Publishing (2018)

    German Frogmen and Midget Submarines of World War II
    As the Third Reich headed for destruction, German ingenuity in the naval field turned to unconventional weapons - midget submarines, radio-controlled explosive boats, and various forms ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.26,00 €

  • Thompson, Eric

    On her majesty's nuclear service

    Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors (2018)

    During the Cold War, nuclear submarines performed the greatest public service of all: prevention of a third world war. History shows that they succeeded; the Cold War ended peacefully, but for security reasons, only now ...

    valoración

    NOVEDAD!!

    pvp.31,00 €

  • autor no determindado

    Pear Harbour and the day of infamy ...

    Worldwarcomix (2017)

    Starting with the background of Japans rise to military prominence and the Asian countrys aggressive behavior against its neighbors, this graphic history covers all the significant events leading up to that fateful aerial attack on ...

    valoración

    pvp.8,00 €


Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios y facilitar la navegación. Si continúa navegando consideramos que acepta su uso.

aceptar más información