“Courage At Sea: Newfoundland Sailors in the Great War” by Robert C. Parsons, National Bestseller Author (ebook)
This book is a published series of over forty stories from the First World War that included the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve and the Newfoundland merchant seamen who shipped supplies to Europe in support of the Allied war effort. Many foreign-going vessels carrying Newfoundlanders were arrested and shelled, torpedoed, or boarded and bombed by German U-boats en route. Some of the crews were let go while some were less lucky.
The included stories are; The First Decoration of Newfoundland: Leander Green’s Story Men of Burgeo Rendezvous with the Enemy Torpedoed Three Times in Three Weeks; The Story of Michael Foley, Harbor Grace Dictator’s Crew as Prisoners of War; A War off Saint Pierre; SS Erik Great Honors to a Man from Pilley ‘s Island and The Halifax Explosion: A Reservist Writes Home.
Robert C. Parsons is a Polaris Award recipient and the author of more than 25 books on Newfoundland and Labrador’s nautical history.
Thanks to Neil Burgess, Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador @ Facebook
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