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Lifeline Across the Sea

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Behind the scenes during the Second World War, agreements were negotiated for the safe exchange and repatriation of wounded or gra... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Behind the scenes during the Second World War, agreements were negotiated for the safe exchange and repatriation of wounded or gravely ill prisoners, 'Protected Personnel', diplomats, civilians and alien internees, a little-known dimension of the war. Conducted under the oversight of the International Red Cross and through neutral intermediaries, exchanges were arranged individually between Allied nations and the Axis belligerents. A group of some 50 ships, many in special livery, were uniquely engaged in this highly dangerous work, sailing through hostile waters alone and undefended, and conspicuously illuminated at night. Constantly at risk of attack by submarine and aircraft, their safety depended on the transmission, receipt and observance of 'safe passage' commands to the armed units in their paths. This book describes these special ships and details the exchange missions they took part in.

Autorentext

David L Williams is a professional photographer and author, previously responsible for the entire aircraft and hovercraft in-service support operation of Westland Aerospace. Always fascinated by shipping, he spent time working aboard lighthouse tenders and cable layers. He has written some 30 books on shipping and related subjects including Cabin Class Rivals, In the Shadow of Titanic: Ships Lost with Greater Fatalities and J Samuel White, Shipbuilders for The History Press.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Lifeline Across the Sea
Untertitel: Mercy Ships of the Second World War and Their Repatriation Missions
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EAN: 9780750965514
ISBN: 978-0-7509-6551-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: The History Press
Genre: Fahrzeuge, Flugzeuge, Schiffe, Raumfahrt
Anzahl Seiten: 160
Veröffentlichung: 06.07.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 13.2 MB