"OUR GALLANT DOCTOR". ENIGMA AND TRAGEDY: SURGEON LIEUTENANT GEORGE HENDRY AND HMCS OTTAWA, 1942.

By: Goodwin, James. Forewords by Michael Bliss and Tony German.

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280 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, map. "During the Battle of the Atlantic, Dr. George Hendry had just finished performing two major surgical operations on board the destroyer HMCS Ottawa when his ship was ambushed by 13 German U-boats. Canadian warships like Ottawa had inadequate radar sets that were incapable of detecting submarines approaching in the dark. On September 13, 1942, U-91 stole in and torpedoed Ottawa, sinking her in 20 minutes. Utterly exhausted, Dr. Hendry was lost along with 113 of his shipmates. George Hendry was a much-loved man, a great university athlete, and a very good doctor. Unfortunately, he was also naive and too trusting. One night in January 1941, he committed a very foolish indiscretion. He would spend the rest of his tragically short life making amends for this mistake." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing.

Title: "OUR GALLANT DOCTOR". ENIGMA AND TRAGEDY: SURGEON LIEUTENANT GEORGE HENDRY AND HMCS OTTAWA, 1942.

Author Name: Goodwin, James. Forewords by Michael Bliss and Tony German.

Categories: Military - World War II, Military - Naval: World War II, Canada - Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn: 2007

ISBN Number: 1550026879

ISBN Number 13: 9781550026870

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 24482

Keywords: Ships, Royal Canadian Navy, RCN, Ottawa, Surgeons, Biography, Campaigns, Atlantic Ocean, Second, Hendry family, Operations, Operating rooms, Sinkings, Convoy ON 127, HMCS St. Croix, U-boats, HMS Witch, U-91, Submarines, U-Boats, Radar, George Hendry, Battle of Atlantic..,