Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 
WHO SANK SURCOUF?  THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRIDE OF THE FRENCH NAVY., Rusbridger, James.

Author Name    Rusbridger, James.

Title   WHO SANK SURCOUF? THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRIDE OF THE FRENCH NAVY.

Publisher    Century, London, 1991.

Seller ID   23438

209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712639756 B&w illustrations. "At 3pm on the afternoon of 12 February 1942, the French Submarine 'Surcouf', then the largest submarine in service with any navy, sailed from Bermuda bou nd for Tahiti via the Panama Canal. On board were 129 French officers and men, and three members of a Royal Navy liaison team. From the moment she left Bermuda, 'Surcouf' was never seen again. Not a single scrap of wreckage, body, or anyth i n g r e m otely connected with this giant vessel was ever found. (She) simply disappeared. On the night of 2 July, 1941 'Surcouf', docked in Devenport, was forcibly taken over by the Royal Navy in an operation that resulted in three deaths and ma ny i n ju ri es . A motley collection of Breton fishermen were press-ganged into geting 'Surcouf' seaworthy again. Too slow and cumbersome to serve in home waters, (she) was sent off to Canada to escort convoys across the Atlantic, but almost im med iat el y r epo rts circulated that 'Surcouf' had sunk some of the ships in the first convoy she was guarding. When the British liaison officer warned his superiors 'Surcouf' was a menace and should not be kept in service, he was accused of cow ardi ce a nd repl aced by Sub Lieutenant Roger Burney, a young, naive officer who had enjoyed a long homosexual relationship with the singer Peter Pears and the composer Benjamin Britten, and was later to have 'War Requiem' dedicated to his me mory. Aft er ta kin g par t in the unauthorised seizure of the Vichy-held islands of St Pierre and Miquelon in December 1941, which greatly angered Roosevelt and embarrassed Churchill, 'Surcouf' was ordered to sail for Tahiti. Burney warned the A dmiral ty tha t (her ) cr ew wer e unr elia ble, and that they were openly talking about mutinying and defecting either to France or Martinique. However, the Admiralty insisted 'Surcouf' sail - it was never seen again. The vanishing of 'Surcouf' b ecame o ne of t he most cont roversi al aff airs to sour relations between the Allies with accusations that it had been deliberately sunk by the British or American navy." Light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling a t bottom of spin e. Dust jacke t has mi nor edg e wri nkling at op/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good

Price = 45.00 USD


Also available.
SASKATCHEWAN., Lloyd, Tanya.  Edited by Elaine Jones.
SASKATCHEWAN.
Lloyd, Tanya. Edited by Elaine Jones.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE DANGER TREE:  MEMORY, WAR, AND THE SEARCH FOR A FAMILY'S PAST., Macfarlane, David.
THE DANGER TREE: MEMORY, WAR, AND THE SEARCH FOR A FAMILY'S PAST.
Macfarlane, David.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

EMERALD CITY:  TORONTO REVISITED., Mays, John Bentley.  Photographs by Richard Rhodes.
EMERALD CITY: TORONTO REVISITED.
Mays, John Bentley. Photographs by Richard Rhodes.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

TRUE NEWFOUNDLANDERS:  EARLY HOMES AND FAMILIES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR., McBurney, Margaret and Byers, Mary.  Inscribed by both authors.
TRUE NEWFOUNDLANDERS: EARLY HOMES AND FAMILIES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR.
McBurney, Margaret and Byers, Mary. Inscribed by both authors.
27.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THEY GAVE ROYAL ASSENT. THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
McGregor, D.A. (Signed.)
12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

TWENTY-THREE SKIDOO., Meyers, Leonard.
TWENTY-THREE SKIDOO.
Meyers, Leonard.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE SEARCH FOR THE BREADALBANE.  REVISED EDITION., MacInnis, Joe.
THE SEARCH FOR THE BREADALBANE. REVISED EDITION.
MacInnis, Joe.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

WHERE IS HERE?  CANADA'S MAPS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL., Morantz, Alan.
WHERE IS HERE? CANADA'S MAPS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL.
Morantz, Alan.
17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

WHERE IS HERE?  CANADA'S MAPS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL., Morantz, Alan.  Signed.
WHERE IS HERE? CANADA'S MAPS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL.
Morantz, Alan. Signed.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A SEAPORT LEGACY.  THE STORY OF ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, PART II., O'Neill, Paul.
A SEAPORT LEGACY. THE STORY OF ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, PART II.
O'Neill, Paul.
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

HEART'S LONGING:  NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW YORK AND THE DISTANCE HOME., O'Toole, Lawrence.
HEART'S LONGING: NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW YORK AND THE DISTANCE HOME.
O'Toole, Lawrence.
12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

AN ACT OF FAITH: THE EARLY YEARS OF REGINA COLLEGE.
Pitsula, James M.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie