The Mathews Men

The Mathews Men

Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats

Book - 2016
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One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community's monumental contribution to that effort.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2016
ISBN: 9780525428152
Branch Call Number: 940.5429 Ge
Description: ix, 390 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 04, 2017

A fascinating story, and one with broad appeal - both the Merchant Marine sailors who went to sea (and went repeatedly *into* the sea when their ships were torpedoed), and their families' experience at home. The people from this seafaring Virginia county experienced the complete range of WWII on all seas of the world, from Cape Hatteras to Murmansk to Malta to the a-bomb airbase on Tinian. Some of the details become repetitive, but a good yarn!


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