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The Resource Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic, Francis M. Carroll

Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic, Francis M. Carroll

Label
Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
Title
Athenia torpedoed
Title remainder
the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Francis M. Carroll
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Just hours after World War II was declared, Germany struck its first blow, firing without warning on the passenger liner Athenia. The British ship was loaded with Americans, Canadians, and Europeans attempting to cross the Atlantic before the outbreak of war. As the ship sank, 1,306 were rescued but 112 people were lost, including thirty Americans. This account of the disaster, based on new research, tells a dramatic story of tragedy and triumph, as historian Francis Carroll chronicles the survivors' experiences and explains how the incident shaped policy in the U.S., UK, and Canada. For Britain, it was seen as a violation of international law and convoys were sent to protect shipping. In Canada, Athenia's sinking rallied support to go to war. In the United States, it exposed Germany as a serious threat and changed public opinion enough to allow the country to sell munitions and supplies to Britain and France
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Francis M.
Dewey number
940.54/293
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D772.A7
LC item number
C28 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Athenia (Steamship)
  • U-30 (Submarine)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic, Francis M. Carroll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The hinge of fate -- In all respects ready for sea -- Surface ship sighted -- Abandon ship! -- To the lifeboats -- Those in peril on the sea -- On dry land -- The City of Flint -- Matters of state -- The Germans -- The return trip -- Home again, safe from the sea
Control code
785079516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591141488
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012020768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785079516
Label
Athenia torpedoed : the U-boat attack that ignited the Battle of the Atlantic, Francis M. Carroll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The hinge of fate -- In all respects ready for sea -- Surface ship sighted -- Abandon ship! -- To the lifeboats -- Those in peril on the sea -- On dry land -- The City of Flint -- Matters of state -- The Germans -- The return trip -- Home again, safe from the sea
Control code
785079516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591141488
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012020768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785079516

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