When a convoy of unarmed merchant ships carrying supplies for the Allied forces leaves for Iceland, they know that to complete their mission they'll have to get through enemy German forces first. The story of the sailors who brought tanks, guns, planes, and ammunition to the Eastern Front during World War II, the story of their icy voyage is an exciting real-life story of heroism and history. 160 pages, indexed, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Sterling Publishing Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches) ISBN: 1402751230
ISBN-13: 9781402751233 Availability: In Stock Ages: 12-15 Series:Sterling Point
In 1942, America’s most crucial mission was to provide arms and supplies to our English and Russian allies. Theodore Taylor, who served in the merchant marines in World War II, tells the tragic tale of a convoy of 33 ships that sailed from Iceland to Russia in an effort to bring the Soviets needed tanks, trucks, airplanes, and ammunition. In vivid detail, Taylor follows one of the ships through the frigid waters of the Arctic as it battles Nazi bombers and submarinesand as its crew helplessly watches many of their companion ships perish in the mad dash to safe port.