Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Newfoundland Sailors in the Great War

Prolific Newfoundland historian and author Robert Parsons has a new book Courage at Sea: Newfoundland Sailors in the Great War, "a collection of more than forty World War I stories involving the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve and the Newfoundland merchant seamen who delivered goods to Europe in aid of the Allied war effort. Many foreign-going vessels carrying Newfoundlanders were apprehended en route by German U-boats and shelled, torpedoed, or boarded and bombed. Some of the crews were let go, but others were less fortunate."

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