By J. Revell Carr
When it used to be close to its prey, the raider unmasked its hidden armament and with overwhelming strength destroyed the objective send. purely seven of the 41 guy workforce of the Anglo-Saxon controlled to get right into a small boat and get away the raiders. Seventy days later, of them, part lifeless, stumbled ashore within the Bahamas.
The account of the sailors' ordeal -- how first the badly wounded after which the fewer robust died and have been thrown over the facet of a delicate boat that had nearly no offers -- is suspenseful and riveting.
On an analogous day the 2 survivors reached the Bahamas, the Widder arrived off Brest, in occupied France, her murderous voyage over. Her captain, Hellmuth von Ruckteschell, who sank a fabulous twenty-five ships, was once ultimately attempted as a warfare criminal.
All courageous Sailors is a narrative of patience, heroism, brutality, and survival below the main bad situations. It fills a spot within the historical past of global battle II, telling the tale of the a lot ignored sailors and the ships of the service provider marine, scuffling with opposed to nice odds within the early days of the war.
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All Brave Sailors: The Sinking of the Anglo-Saxon, August 21, 1940 by J. Revell Carr