Author(s): Andy Millar
Military | No Category
On a calm, tropical afternoon in the South Atlantic Ocean in Aril 1942, a British tramp steamer, the SS Willesden, was shelled, torpedoed and sunk by a German raider, the KMS Thor. The Willesden was carrying 47 officers and crew, and a cargo of vital war supplies destined for Britain's 8th Army in North Africa.
Most books about the war are about military events and actions. This is about people, fathers, mothers and children unwittingly caught up in war. It is a very human story of an aspect of war not usually covered. A great read!
Alicia, The Book Grocer