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Viewing Entry - The cruel sea (E5899)
by Monsarrat, Nicholas.

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TitleThe cruel sea
Author / Responsible partyMonsarrat, Nicholas.
GenreSea stories.
TopicsSea stories. Sea stories. War stories. Historical fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean -- Fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Based on the author's own vivid experiences, "The Cruel Sea" is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys in World War Two. Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat and mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves. Packed with tension and vivid descriptions of agonizing U-boat hunts, this tale of the most bitter and chilling campaign of the war tells of ordinary, heroic men who had to face a brutal menace which would strike without warning from the deep.

Additional Information

System control numberE5899
Original Print PublisherLondon : Cassell, 1951.
Narrator NameChristopher Kay.
Participant or performer noteChristopher Kay.
Narrators GenderMale narrator