ATLANTIC ORDEAL The Story of Mary Cornish by Elspath Hugley

ATLANTIC ORDEAL The Story of Mary Cornish

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A brief, spare and effective account of the City of Benares, the ship carrying avenues children to Canada, and of Mary Cornish, one of the escorts, first heroine of this war. The host was torpedoed in mid-ocean. She and six boys made up a lifeboat of English sailors, two other passengers. Cold-hunger-thirst-mirage-delirium-hope of rescue defeated and finally rescue by a destroyer. A dramatic story, done full justice in a reticent, courageous record. Ran in Harper's.

Pub Date: March 5th, 1942
Publisher: Harper