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

By: PRINCE, Cathryn J.

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PRINCE, Cathryn J. Death in the Baltic : the World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, (2013). Pp (13), 2-236 + (8)pp plates. Illustrations, maps. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. "In th e final days of World War II, German civilians were in a panic. The Third Reich was in free fall and the Allied forces were closing in from all directions. With the Red Army quickly advancing from the East, Berlin planned an eleventh-hour exodus for upwards of 10,000 women, children, and the elderlyusing a former cruise ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Sent off into icy waters of the Baltic Sea on January 30, 1945, they were soon found and fired upon by Soviet Navy submarines. The ship sank that night, taking an estimated 9 ,400 victims to their deaths -- six times the number lost on the Titanic. Yet despite the magnitude of this disaster, both East and West kept this story hidden for nearly 70 years. In this riveting account, award-winning author Cathryn Prince finally gives this WWII tragedy its rightful remembrance." -- from rear cover. Very good. 12.50

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

Author Name: PRINCE, Cathryn J.

Categories: 83,

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2013, ISBN:9781137279194:

Seller ID: 108252

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL MERCANTILE SHIPWRECKS DISASTERS SUBS TORPEDO SOVIET NAVY GERMANY GERMAN PASSENGER SHIPS WW2,