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Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff

Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Prince, Cathryn

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January 1945: the outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich is in free fall as the Russians close in from the east. Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Army's way. More than 10,000 women, children, sick, and elderly ...pack aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a former cruise ship. Soon after the ship leaves port, three Soviet torpedoes strike it, inflicting catastrophic damage and throwing passengers into the frozen waters of the Baltic. More than 9,400 perished in the night--six times the number lost on the Titanic. Yet as the Cold War started no one wanted to acknowledge the sinking. Drawing on interviews with survivors, as well as the letters and diaries of those who perished, award-wining author Cathryn Prince reconstructs this forgotten moment in history. She weaves these personal narratives into a broader story, finally giving this WWII tragedy its rightful remembrance.
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ISBN 9781137279194
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days

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ISBN-13 9781137279194
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Prince, Cathryn
Category World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Second World War
European history: Second World War
Military History
Naval Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Military Vehicles
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 940.53161089310438
Weight 278g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Shipwreck victims, World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations - Submarine, World War, 1939-1945 - Naval operations, Soviet, Wilhelm Gustloff (Ship), Shipwrecks - Baltic Sea - History - 20th century
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade