“A fictionalized account of real events in the merchant marine during WWII that came to me recommended by the English historian Andrew Roberts.”Douglas Ruml wrote this review Monday, January 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Just a brilliant book about convoy duty during WWII in the Atlantic. Character development is wonderful as you watch the crew mature over 5 years of war, lose fellow seamen, find and lose love, and grow to hate the very thing that brought them all together.”Scott M. wrote this review Sunday, March 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the very best books about WW II”Cheeta G wrote this review Friday, January 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the classic novel of the Battle of the North Atlantic and by far the best sea novel to come out of World War Two. It's a slightly fictionalized memoir of the author's service aboard Royal Navy convoy escort ships and is a must read.”Charles McCain wrote this review Saturday, October 2, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about the Navy campaign in the North Sea in WWII. It gives a frightful insight into what went on. At one point, it says, the North sea is so cold that a man would freeze to death immediately if he fell in. An poignant read, I have read this book many times.