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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

The Cruel Sea

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Published by Bantam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7823792M
    ISBN 100553271288
    ISBN 109780553271287

    The book was an enormous popular success, garnered rapturous reviews (the critic for the Boston Herald likened it to War and Peace), and was made into a movie. From its appearance onward, whenever Monsarrat’s name appeared in print, it was inevitably followed by “author of The Cruel Sea.”.


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The Cruel Sea is a classic novel of World War II from the British perspective. It centers on life on a Corvette, a small ship used by the British much as Destroyer Escorts were used by the Americans, mostly for defense of convoys, but Cited by: The Cruel Sea is the story of the crew of a newly commissioned corvette, Compass Rose, a ship that forms part of the escort to merchant convoys during World The Cruel Sea book II.

The crew are mostly inexperienced men from non-naval backgrounds and the story focuses on their differing reactions to the horrifying experiences they have as German U-boats attack /5.

Based on the author's own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys during World War II.

Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat-and-mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves. The Cruel Sea is perhaps the finest novel written out of World War II.

It is drawn on the actual service in the Royal Navy of the author. It is the story of two ships, maybe men, German submarines and the constant relentless by: So a good sea yarn is likely to catch my eye. Because of the intriguing review of a GR friend (thanks Matt) I went looking for and ordered this book, "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat and I think it is one of the best, maybe the best, sea adventure I have ever read/5(16).

The Cruel Sea is a British war film starring Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Liam Redmond, Virginia McKenna and Moira film, which was made by Ealing Studios seven years after the end of the Second World War, was directed by Charles Frend and produced by Leslie is based on the best selling novel of the same name Music by: Alan Rawsthorne.

an in the world and there was, at the bottom of the box, a chart of the Black Sea. Lockhart, contemplating this, had murmured: ‘What a long war it’s going to be,’ and Bennett, overhearing, had countered: ‘It’ll be a bloody sight longer unless you stop nattering and get on with it.’4/5(32).

‘The Cruel Sea’ was made into a classic film starring Jack Hawkins. After the war he became a director of the UK The Cruel Sea book Service, first in Johannesburg, then in Ottawa. Established as a sort after writer who was also highly regarded The Cruel Sea book critics, Monsarrat’s career eventually concluded with his epic ‘The Master Mariner’, a novel on 4/5(32).

But the men are the stars of the story. The only heroines are the ships and the only villain the cruel sea itself."" And so it is, this engrossing, enormous record of the years and on intoof Atlantic convoy duty aboard the corvette, Compass Rose, and later, on the a frigate.

Com. Ericson, with a new job, a new ship, and a new crew, is also faced with a new kind of. Directed by Charles Frend. With Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott. The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers/10(K). The Cruel Sea or Cruel Sea may refer to: The Cruel Sea (novel), a war novel by Nicholas Monsarrat The Cruel Sea ( film), a war film made of the above book, starring Jack Hawkins The Cruel Sea ( film), a Kuwaiti film and the first Kuwaiti film to be produced The Cruel Sea (band), an Australian indie rock band formed in the s The Cruel Sea /10().

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It follows the lives of a group of Royal Navy sailors fighting the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II. It contains seven chapters, each describing a year during the war. Nicholas Monsarrat, the British amateur sailor turned author who wrote the best‐selling novel “The Cruel Sea” and two dozen other books, died of cancer Tuesday in a London : Eric Pace.

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This. The Cruel Sea - A BBC Radio Naval Drama - Duration: Kathie Patch views. videos Play all WWII British movies Susan Petrich; Master. The Cruel Sea is the account of one crew aboard a RN ship, whose wartime job was to escort convoys of merchant ships across the Atlantic to bring much-needed supplies to an island locked in a dreadful war.

The sea is indeed cruel. Almost crueller are the German U boats who attack both convoys and their escorts. The book looks at the North /5(). About this Item: Alfred A.

Knopf, New York, Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, Near Fine Book, no jacket, clean tight unmarked rough cut pages, full green cloth covered boards with blind stamped God of the Sea on the front cover, gilt deco and lettering on the spine, very slight fade on spine.

Into the Cruel Sea, written by Rich Ristow and published by Skullvines Press, is a fast paced and sometimes brutal story. It opens with a description of the hours after Wade Thomson murdered his parents and went into the sea chasing a dream of freedom/5.

A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

First published to great accalim inThe Cruel Sea remains a Brand: Burford Books. The highly acclaimed 'Cruel Sea' is one of the all time great naval and war thrillers. The film was a smash hit when released and both it and the book continue to enjoy undiminshed popularity.

It covers not just the details of the battle, but deals with the people who fought it - their domestic triumphs, tragedies, worries and ambitions/5().

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First published to great accalim inThe Cruel Sea remains a /5(9). Bernard Edwards recounts the history that Nicholas Monsarrat used as the basis of his famous adventure novel, The Cruel Sea, which tells the tale of British ships trying to evade destruction by U-boat wolf packs hunting them in the North work—a factual retelling—describes the actions of the three British convoys featured in the novel, first detailing.

Cruel Seas is a 1/th scale tabletop miniatures game, envisioned by John Stallard, where you command flotillas of small ships in battle. Action in the game is fast-paced - with six or more ships per side, a thrilling seaborne dogfight can be fought in forty-five minutes or less.

Price, low to high. Price, high to low. Alphabetically, A-Z. With great relief the film "The Cruel Sea" was all I had hoped. My father who had been the captain of five warships during the "Battle of the Atlantic", including two corvettes, and who had lived for five years the very pages of Nicolas Monsarrat's book, and in the 'shoes' and mind of Jack Hawkins, thought it very well done, as it captured the /5().

The Cruel Sea is an exceptional exception. Firstly it is based on a superb book, secondly it is well cast with Jack Hawkins at the height of his powers playing Captain Ericsson and.

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Recased at some time; half bound, brown leatherette boards with calf spine and corners. Title in gilt on dark leather panels on spine. The binding at the top panel at the rear of the book is split. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

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The Cruel Sea is a novel about life on a Flower-class corvette in the Royal Navy in World War II, written by Nicholas Monsarrat.

The main plot focuses on two Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Sub-Lieutenants, Lockhart and Ferraby, although the novel portrays point of view of a number of other crew members, including Commander Ericson, Lieutenant Morell, Chief Engine Room.

The Cruel Sea audiobook, by Nicholas Monsarrat Based on the author’s own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys during World War g back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat-and-mouse game with packs of German 5/5.

Based on the author's own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys in World War Two.

Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat and mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves. 5/5(2). The Cruel Sea is famous for its graphic depiction of North Atlantic convoy duty. Having spent virtually all of World War II as an officer on escort ships, Monsarrat draws upon his experience to show what life — and death — were like for the men engaged in.

The Cruel Sea Book Summary and Study Guide. Nicholas Monsarrat Booklist Nicholas Monsarrat Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Cruel Sea; After the great powers of Europe had been plunged into a second World War (WWII), the armed forces of Great Britain frantically recruited personnel for all of the services.

The Royal Navy was. I don't read much historical fiction, but I occasionally make exceptions since this book relates very closely to naval history and is semi-autobiographical. Published inThe Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat chronicles the Battle of the Atlantic from the perspective of the crew of a Royal Navy corvette given the unglamorous duty of escorting.

The Cruel Sea (Penguin World War II Collection) by Monsarrat, Nicholas () Paperback by 22 new & used offers from min price £A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World War II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desperate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats.

First published to great acclaim inTHE CRUEL SEA remains a .The Cruel Sea. By Monsarrat, NicholasUnited States Naval Inst. ISBN Paperback, pages The book is a fiction. Descripton: The story is about convoy escorts, first aboard the corvette H.M.S.

Compass Rose, and later on the frigate H.M.S. Saltash. The story follows the men of both ships from to the end of the war.