At all costs how a crippled ship and two American merchant marines reversed the tide of World War II / Sam Moses

Author(s): Moses, Sam, 1947-
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Subjects: World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Mediterranean Sea
World War, 1939-1945--Transportation--Mediterranean Sea
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, British
Merchant marine--United States--History
Naval convoys--Mediterranean Sea--History
World War, 1939-1945--Norway
Larsen, Frederick August, 1915-
Dales, Francis
Formats: Electronic Resource, Other electronic resource, Sound Recording
Material Type: Nonmusical sound recording -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Adult
Edition: Unabridged
Published: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2009], p2006
LC Classification: D
Physical Description: 1 sound media player (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
Additional Authors: Narrator : Prichard, Michael (Michael J.)
Tantor Media
Playaway Digital Audio
Findaway World, LLC
Notes: ISBN: 9781615746569
ISBN: 1615746560
Issue number: 5906
Title from Playaway label
"Tantor Audio"--Container
Read by Michael Prichard
Release date supplied by publisher
Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc., p2006
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.)
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
Summary: Two American Merchant Mariners board a burning and sinking ship in the Mediterranean and change the course of World War II. In 1942, the small Mediterranean island of Malta was the most heavily bombed place on earth. Its submarine and air attacks on Axis supply convoys were all that kept Rommel from marching across North Africa to take the oil in Iran and Iraq for Hitler. But Malta was out of fuel, down to its final days. Operation Pedestal was Malta's last hope, a giant convoy with more that 50 warships escorting thirteen freighters and one life-or-death tanker, the SS Ohio, carrying 103,000 barrels of oil from Texas. It was bombed, torpedoed, and abandoned. Two American Merchant Mariners, Frederick Larsen and Francis Dales---their own freighters sunk in towering flames along with eight others---boarded the Ohio, repaired the guns, and fought the Axis dive-bombers for two days as the sinking tanker was towed by destroyers. Malta was saved, Rommel was turned back, and the Allies started to turn the tide of war
OCLC Number: 444611794
ISBN/ISSN: 9781615746569