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The Resource The ghost ships of Archangel : the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis, William Geroux

The ghost ships of Archangel : the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis, William Geroux

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The ghost ships of Archangel : the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis
Title
The ghost ships of Archangel
Title remainder
the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
William Geroux
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Language
eng
Summary
"On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated convoy to head further north into the ice field of the North Pole, seeking safety from Nazi bombers and U-boats in the perilous white maze of ice floes, growlers, and giant bergs. Despite the risks, they had a better chance of survival than the rest of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of thirty-five cargo ships carrying $1 billion worth of war supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel--the limited help Roosevelt and Churchill extended to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to maintain their fragile alliance, even as they avoided joining the fight in Europe while the Eastern Front raged. The high-level politics that put Convoy PQ-17 in the path of the Nazis were far from the minds of the diverse crews aboard their ships. U.S. Navy Ensign Howard Carraway, aboard the SS Troubadour, was a farm boy from South Carolina and one of the many Americans for whom the convoy was to be a first taste of war; aboard the SS Ironclad, Ensign William Carter of the U.S. Navy Reserve had passed up a chance at Harvard Business School to join the Navy Armed Guard. All the while, The Ghost Ships of Archangel turns its focus on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, playing diplomatic games that put their ships in peril. The twenty-four-hour Arctic daylight in midsummer gave no respite from bombers, and the Germans wielded the terrifying battleship Tirpitz, nicknamed The Big Bad Wolf. Icebergs were as dangerous as Nazis. As a newly forged alliance was close to dissolving and the remnants of Convoy PQ-17 tried to slip through the Arctic in one piece, the fate of the world hung in the balance"--
Summary
Documents the extraordinary journey of four Allied ships who in 1942 became separated from their convoy and navigated a perilous maze of Arctic ice, Nazi bombers and U-boats to deliver much-needed supplies to the Soviet war effort
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10776048
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Geroux, William,
Dewey number
940.54/50916324
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D771
LC item number
. G436 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Naval convoys
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis
Label
The ghost ships of Archangel : the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis, William Geroux
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-326) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue. The spinning needle -- The enemy of my enemy -- Hellish green -- Knight's move -- First blood -- Fireworks -- Scattered -- Into the ice -- Novaya Zemlya -- "We three ghosts" -- Arkhangelsk -- The knife-edge -- Reindeer games -- Reckoning
Control code
1074286373
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
337 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780525557463
Lccn
2018049389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The ghost ships of Archangel : the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis, William Geroux
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue. The spinning needle -- The enemy of my enemy -- Hellish green -- Knight's move -- First blood -- Fireworks -- Scattered -- Into the ice -- Novaya Zemlya -- "We three ghosts" -- Arkhangelsk -- The knife-edge -- Reindeer games -- Reckoning
Control code
1074286373
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
337 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780525557463
Lccn
2018049389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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