Battle of the St Lawrence: The Second World War in Canada

Paperback | September 5, 2005

byNathan M. Greenfield

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On May 11, 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed SS Nicoya,violently ending a peace in Canada’s waters that stretched back to 1812. Bythe end of 1944, another 18 merchant ships and four Canadian warships would bedestroyed. More than 300 men, women and children—including at least 260Canadians—died by explosion, fire or icy drowning.

Drawing on numerous first-hand accounts from both Canadians andGermans, respected writer and historian Nathan Greenfield has penned a lively,revealing narrative, the first popular account of World War II in Canadianwaters. This is a must-read for military history enthusiasts, veterans and theirfamilies.

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On May 11, 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed SS Nicoya,violently ending a peace in Canada’s waters that stretched back to 1812. Bythe end of 1944, another 18 merchant ships and four Canadian warships would bedestroyed. More than 300 men, women and children—including at least 260Canadians—died by explosion, fire or icy drowning.Drawing on...

On May 11, 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed SS Nicoya,violently ending a peace in Canada’s waters that stretched back to 1812. Bythe end of 1944, another 18 merchant ships and four Canadian warships would bedestroyed. More than 300 men, women and children—including at least 260Canadians—died by explosion, fire or icy drowning.Drawing on...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:September 5, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006394507

ISBN - 13:9780006394501

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot more than facts! More than just a history book ! While reading, I can see real poeple living, working, dying, surviving ; I can relate to them. I find myself almost trying to tell those people on the see "get out of there, here comes the U-517 again!" I'm at nearly the end of chapter 4 and I've already learned so much. Even though I know about the second world war, The Battle of The St Lawrence gives me a better understanding. It hurts to acknowledge, from the contrast Mr. Greenfield brushed, how German strategies of war and freedom were different in countries involved, as well as hatred targeting groups of human being while other groups had no clue on how horrifying this war was. So well written, this book goes in the MUST BUY - MUST READ category.
Date published: 2008-04-04