The Cruel Sea
“An impressive novel, portraying the war at sea with emotion, drama, tenderness and
terror.” — Chicago Tribune
“Fascinating and compelling . . .” — The New York Times
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. A BOMC Main Selection on its publication in 1951, THE CRUEL SEA remains an exciting tale of endurance and daring.
Nicholas Monsarrat served in the Royal Navy during World War II and later joined government service. He died in 1979.
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