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The Resource Lifeline Across the Sea : Mercy Ships of the Second World War and their Repatriation Missions, David L. Williams, (electronic resource)

Lifeline Across the Sea : Mercy Ships of the Second World War and their Repatriation Missions, David L. Williams, (electronic resource)

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Lifeline Across the Sea : Mercy Ships of the Second World War and their Repatriation Missions
Title
Lifeline Across the Sea
Title remainder
Mercy Ships of the Second World War and their Repatriation Missions
Statement of responsibility
David L. Williams
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Telling the gripping story of the mercy ships of the Second World War, this is the first book to identify and describe in detail all the ships engaged in the repatriation of wartime diplomats, civilians, and prisoners Behind the scenes during the Second World War, agreements were negotiated for wounded or gravely ill prisoners and "Protected Personnel"{u2014}diplomats, clergy, civilians, and alien internees{u2014}to be safely exchanged, a little-known dimension of the war. Conducted under the International Red Cross and neutral intermediaries, exchanges were arranged individually between Allied nations and the Axis belligerents. A group of 50 ships, in special livery, were uniquely engaged in this highly dangerous work, sailing through hostile waters alone and undefended, and conspicuously illuminated at night. Constantly at risk of attack by submarine and aircraft, their safety depended on the transmission and receipt of "safe passage" commands to the armed units in their paths. This book describes these special ships and details the exchange operations they took part in
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CtWfDGI
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1946-
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Williams, David L.
Dewey number
  • 940.5/473
  • 940.5/473
Index
no index present
LC call number
D770
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Lifeline Across the Sea : Mercy Ships of the Second World War and their Repatriation Missions, David L. Williams, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTUxNA==
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unknown
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frd00010703
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965514
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780750965514
  • (Sirsi) b1462323
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Lifeline Across the Sea : Mercy Ships of the Second World War and their Repatriation Missions, David L. Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTUxNA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00010703
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965514
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750965514
  • (Sirsi) b1462323
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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