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'Magnificent ... the classic record of this heroic struggle' Observer 'One of the best novels that has yet been written about sailors at war' Spectator --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Nicholas Monsarrat was born in Liverpool in 1910, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He served in World War II, first as a member of an ambulance brigade and then as a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His lifelong love of sailing made him a capable naval officer, and he served with distinction on a series of small warships. Resigning his wartime commission in 1946, Monsarrat entered the diplomatic service. He turned to writing full time in 1959, settling on the Mediterranean island of Gozo. He died of cancer in 1979 and was buried at sea from a destroyer, off Portsmouth. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Classic WW2 drama. Makes you appreciate what these men lived through to keep Britain supplied.Published 4 days ago by J Powell-Jones
I have been a fan of Nicholas Monsarrat ever since I read The Kappillan of Malta. The Cruel Sea is a riveting story set around the crew of a Royal Navy corvette assigned to protect... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Francesbooks
The Cruel Sea is still one of the very best wartime Naval novels ever writtenPublished 17 days ago by martin holloway
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