All Brave Sailors: The Sinking of the Anglo-Saxon, August 21, 1940

All Brave Sailors The Sinking of the Anglo Saxon August Describes the August attack on and sinking of the Anglo Saxon a British merchant ship by the Widder a German surface raider disguised as a merchant ship from a neutral country and the ordea

  • Title: All Brave Sailors: The Sinking of the Anglo-Saxon, August 21, 1940
  • Author: J. Revell Carr
  • ISBN: 9780743238373
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Describes the August 1940 attack on, and sinking of, the Anglo Saxon, a British merchant ship, by the Widder, a German surface raider disguised as a merchant ship from a neutral country, and the ordeal of the survivors of the doomed ship.

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    1. A solid account of the sinking of a British freighter by a German raider in the Atlantic during WWII and the struggle of a small group of survivors to find safe haven. Perhaps not the most exciting history writing, and definitely not a fell-good story. The sacrifices merchant mariners made to the war effort was enormous and the price paid staggering.

    2. In the darkness of August 21, 1940, the English freighter Anglo-Saxon is ambushed and sunk by the German raider Widder in the deep waters of the Atlantic. Seven men escape the doomed merchant ship, slipping into an eighteen foot boat on the open seas, beginning a 72-day odyssey of thirst, death and survival.In All Brave Sailors, historian J. Revell Carr recounts the incredible story of the survivors of this nighttime attack on the open seas, vividly recounting the horrors of the assault and the [...]

    3. Good read with an academic/research approach to writing the book. I would not count this as a blockbuster account with a lot of intrigue but more of a systematic assembly of documents. The author attempts to make the book readable like a novel or movie but often times slips into stating the facts. There are a number of gaps instead of a well rounded and thorough read. Still I found myself looking forward to finding out what happened to each of the Anglo-Saxon survivors who made it to the life bo [...]

    4. Here's a book that opens our eyes to the terrors of the deep for marine merchant sailors during the First and Second World Wars! It also bares the horrors of war from the side of the attacker as well whether they be a U-boat captain or a disguised pirate maurauder. You'll want to spend a number of hours discussing the war crimes of Hellmuth von Ruckteschell the captain who, with his quirky personality switches from being the humanitarian captain who rescues and cares for the crews and passengers [...]

    5. Questo saggio storico racconta con grande partecipazione ma altrettanta imparzialità, la tragica vicenda del mercantile britannico Anglo-Saxon aggredito e affondato in pieno Atlantico da una nave corsara tedesca durante la seconda guerra mondiale e l'impossibile viaggio verso la lontanissima terraferma di una iole di salvataggio con a bordo sette marinai sopravvissuti a quel proditorio attacco. Col passare dei giorni, alla deriva e con scarse provviste e acqua potabile, prigionieri in un mare s [...]

    6. Have you ever read one of those books that not only could you not put it down, but that left you to sit in awe after completing it while trying to comprehend how these events could have occurred? The story of these 2 sailors' fortitude will leave you reeling, but the real devastation is when you realize that this was only 2 of THOUSANDS affected by war. Totally recommend it!! But plan ahead to not sleep at all at night.

    7. Very interesting story. However, it is obvious that the author left out a lot of details that fully describe the desperate situation these fellows endured.

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