"The Corvette Navy: True Stories from Canada's Atlantic War" (used book)
The Corvette Navy: True Stories from Canada's Atlantic War
by James B. Lamb
About the Book
Used Book. Paperback. Fair condition. Scuffing on the cover. Pages yellowing.
-- from the back
Suddenly there were two Canadian navies. One was the traditional, pre-war navy, with its top-heavy gold braid and hallowed customs and conventional fighting ships. The other was created virtually overnight to counter the most deadly menace ever to threaten the commonwealth – the murderous Nazi U-boat wolf packs of World War II.
And suddenly it had become a new kind of sea war with a new kind of ship – the Corvette – small, battered, and ill-equipped. And a new kind of sailor – ex-landlubbers who came from Canada’s factories and f arms, offices and classrooms, prairies and cities. Amateurs who had to learn the art of war battling a fierce and professional foe.
This is the true saga of those ships and those men – and of the war they fought against all the odds. It is a great epic of Canadian heroism, and of the desperate struggle that sent men to sea to triumph or to die.