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Escape from Archangel: An American Merchant Seaman at War

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During World War II, merchant marine tankers in convoys plied the frozen North Atlantic through the flaming wreckage of torpedoed ships. Working to keep sea lanes open, valiant merchant seamen supplied food, fuel, and goods to the Allies in the last pockets of European resistance to the Nazis.

This exciting book acknowledges that the merchant marines, all volunteers, are am
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published December 4th 2007 by University Press of Mississippi (first published November 1st 1990)
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Erma Odrach
Sep 03, 2009 Erma Odrach rated it it was amazing
An extraordinary true story. It's WWII and a young (20 something) merchant marine, Jac Smith, from Biloxi, Mississippi travels to Archangel, Russia (on the White Sea) to deliver a ship to be leased to the then "allied" Russians. There he gets arrested for some minor offense and is sent to the brutal and much-dreaded gulag archipelago. Being naïve and not knowing much about Russia or Communism or Stalin, he can't quite grasp why there are no prisoners in the prison only educated civilians "teache ...more
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