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The Resource The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux, (electronic resource)

The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux, (electronic resource)

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The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
Title
The Mathews men
Title remainder
seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats
Statement of responsibility
William Geroux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
-- The Mathews Men From the late 1930s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats' prime targets. And they were easy targets--the Navy lacked the inclination or resources to defend them until the beginning of 1943. Hitler was determined that his U-boats should sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore. As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys--only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men From the Hardcover edition
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geroux, William
Dewey number
940.54/293092275531
Index
no index present
LC call number
D781
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hodges family
  • Hodges family
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Merchant mariners
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • Merchant mariners
  • Brothers
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
  • Mathews County (Va.)
  • Mathews County (Va.)
  • Germany
  • United States
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
Label
The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A gift from the predators -- Born to the water -- The Devil's shovel -- Missing -- Professional survivors -- "Off Hatteras the tankers sink" -- Killing ground to battleground -- "Avoid polar bear liver" -- Catastrophe -- "Please don't tell me" -- Counterattack -- The conveyor belt -- War's end -- Legacy -- The Mathews men and women
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698184725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a6536a1b-e8cd-4848-a28c-ce5925fa3546
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2125570
  • (OCoLC)946710207
  • (OCoLC)ocn946710207
  • 2125570
Label
The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats, William Geroux, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A gift from the predators -- Born to the water -- The Devil's shovel -- Missing -- Professional survivors -- "Off Hatteras the tankers sink" -- Killing ground to battleground -- "Avoid polar bear liver" -- Catastrophe -- "Please don't tell me" -- Counterattack -- The conveyor belt -- War's end -- Legacy -- The Mathews men and women
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698184725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a6536a1b-e8cd-4848-a28c-ce5925fa3546
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2125570
  • (OCoLC)946710207
  • (OCoLC)ocn946710207
  • 2125570

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