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Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of the Children's Ship

ISBN: 9781627795548

Author: Deobrah Heiligman

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Grades

5-8

Ages

11 & Up

Language

English

Book Type

Novel

Format

Hardcover

Pages

304

Dimensions

6x9

Description

Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the poor, through a government relocation program called CORB.

In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set sail for Canada with one hundred children on board. When the war ships escorting the Benares departed, a German submarine torpedoed what became known as the Children's Ship. Out of tragedy, ordinary people became heroes. This is their story.

Themes

Determination & Perserverance, Family, Death & Grief, Emotions & Feelings, Culture & Diversity, Multicultural, Heroism & Bravery, Journeys & Travels, Emigration & Immigration, History, Overcoming Obstacles, Responsibility, Disasters & Stories of Survival, Wars & Conflicts, World War II & The Holocaust

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