Torpedoed by Deborah Heiligman audiobook

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

By Deborah Heiligman

10/08/2019 Unabridged
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From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the poor, through a government relocation program called CORB. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set out in a convoy of nineteen ships sailing for Canada. On board were ninety CORB children, chaperones, and crew, along with paying passengers. When the war ships escorting the Benares to safe waters peeled off and the way forward seemed certain, a German submarine attacked and torpedoed the Benares. What followed is an amazing example of all that people are capable of—the worst, and the best.

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From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII.

Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the poor, through a government relocation program called CORB. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set out in a convoy of nineteen ships sailing for Canada. On board were ninety CORB children, chaperones, and crew, along with paying passengers.

When the war ships escorting the Benares to safe waters peeled off and the way forward seemed certain, a German submarine attacked and torpedoed the Benares. What followed is an amazing example of all that people are capable of—the worst, and the best.

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Author Bio: Deborah Heiligman

Author Bio: Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman is the author of over two dozen books for children and young adults, including Intentions, The Boy Who Loved Math, and the award-winning Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith. A graduate of Brown University, she has also worked as a journalist, her articles appearing in publications such as the New York Times, Parents magazine, and Ladies’ Home Journal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English