Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy: Incredible Tales


Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy: Incredible Tales Of Courage and Daring During World War II (Amazing Stories) [PDF / Epub] ☀ Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy: Incredible Tales Of Courage and Daring During World War II (Amazing Stories) Author Cynthia J. Faryon – Buyprobolan50.co.uk At the outbreak of World War II the Royal Canadian Navy consisted of just 13 warships and about 3000 permanent and reserve members By the war's end however it had grown into the third largest navy in At the outbreak of of the ePUB ¹ World War II the Royal Canadian Navy consisted of just warships and about permanent and reserve members By the war's end however it had grown into the Unsung Heroes PDF \ third largest navy in the world with warships and than personnel The men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy came from all corners of Canada to fight in the sea war Heroes of the Epub Û against the enemy Together they exceeded even the highest expectations of their allies.

  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy: Incredible Tales Of Courage and Daring During World War II (Amazing Stories)
  • Cynthia J. Faryon
  • English
  • 13 August 2016
  • 9781551537658

4 thoughts on “Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy: Incredible Tales Of Courage and Daring During World War II (Amazing Stories)

  1. C. John Kerry C. John Kerry says:

    this was read as part of our public library system's Adult Reading Challenge for this year One of the challenges was to read a book on Canadian history The time frame covered is from the beginning of the war to some time prior to D Day Several battles that Canadian vessels were involved in are covered here with the final few chapters detailing the battle between two Canadian ships the Athabaska which was lost and the Haida which limped home with some survivors from the Athabaska and two German ships the T 24 and the T 27 First off this book was actually uite easy to read I breezed along uite nicely and even read past where I intended to stop at times without even realizing it The reader is drawn into the action aboard ship and at times may think they are actually there One interesting thing is that when retelling battles not only are many of the Canadians involved named but so too are some of the German officers involved in the battles This gives one a sense of immediacy as you realize these were real people For those interested there is also a suggested reading listThis book is part of the True Canadian Amazing Stories series Although I have several of them this is the first one I have gotten around to reading If the rest of them are as good as this one then I will be looking forward to some uality readingThis book is for anyone interested in either Canadian history or military history or both

  2. Clinton Clinton says:

    Enjoyed this book for some intriguing but lesser known storiesReally enjoyed the details of the Athabaskan but specifically why Canada’s destroyer Haida played such an interesting role during wartime would love to see this book as part of that museum’s gift shop

  3. Gerry Burnie Gerry Burnie says:

    Gerry B's Book Reviews wwwgerrycanwordpresscomThese are the stories of the men who go down to the sea in ships and those ships they sail in Like all war stories these are filled with acts of courage—both individually and collectively—pathos skill and daring Even the mascots are remembered as a dog named “Bunker B”—a listed casualty when the Athabaskan sank under fire—and a cat named “Ginger” on her sister ship the HMCS Haida In a chapter named “Abandoned Ship Abandoned Survivors” it tells the heart breaking and hear warming story of what happened when duty clashes with the natural instincts of loyalty and compassion In war duty wins“The Haida trembled and vibrates as the turbines throb Petty Officer HP Murray and Telegraphist SA Turner are still on one of the scramble nets trying to rescue survivors as the ship starts to move They look at the hands reaching out to them and grab for one The ocean current around their legs gets stronger and handing off the last of the survivors they both struggle to unhook themselves from the nets The waves are now waist high and the force is making it impossible to climb up Hands from above reacdch down gripping pulling tugging but it is no use The Haida picks up speed and suddenly the rope breaks The wake surges over the two men and washed them straight into the turning screws”On the other hand“Far out in the Channel the Haida’s cutter is slowly making its way home The men are wet and cold But with hard tack water and malted milk tablets they are better off than those left at the site of the sinking Suddenly on the horizon looms a German mine sweeper tht changes course and heads directly for the small boat Darting into a mine field the men pray the Germans will give up For a moment it looks as though the vessel is planning to fire on them It hesitates then swings around leaving the survivors to their fate Every man on that little boat knows their situation is desperate and that the odds are against them“The Haida’s cutter is finally spotted by a suadron of RAF planes and the exhausted survivors are picked up by an AirSea Rescue launch and taken to Penzance By midnight they are resting warm and comfortable But a disuieting thought stays with them all “What about the rest of the gang?””Like the others this comes highly recommended for truly inspirational reading that will leave you with goose bumps and a warm feeling in your

  4. Donna Donna says:

    Living history not textbook reading Read cover to cover real life stories that gives the reader a sense of being right there Well worth the read

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