The Cruel Sea
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The Cruel Sea

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Description

Based on the author's own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys in World War Two.

Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat and mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves.

Packed with tension and vivid descriptions of agonizing U-boat hunts, this tale of the most bitter and chilling campaign of the war tells of ordinary, heroic men who had to face a brutal menace which would strike without warning from the deep . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 308g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0141042834
  • 9780141042831
  • 17,180

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Review quote

'Magnificent ... the classic record of this heroic struggle' Observer 'One of the best novels that has yet been written about sailors at war' Spectator
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About Nicholas Monsarrat

Nicholas Monsarrat was born in Liverpool in 1910. At the beginning of the war he joined the RNVR as a sub-lieutenant and attained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. He died in August 1979 and his ashes were later scattered over the sea.
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Rating details

5,207 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 44% (2,281)
4 37% (1,938)
3 14% (754)
2 3% (166)
1 1% (68)
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