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The Jail That Went to Sea

(2003)
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In 1941 the British people had their backs to the wall in their lone fight against the might of Hitler's Germany. America was neutral, at least until the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Glasgow became the starting point for one of the most amazing and, until now, untold episodes of the war. Government officials desperate for men to sail merchant ships across the Atlantic to collect vital equipment and supplies from North America devised a plan to enlist convicts from Barlinnie Prison and use them as crew for a 25,000-ton merchantman, the George Washington. Quite simply a choice of death or glory, this book relates the extraordinary story of those men through the accounts of two survivors, the log and memories of Captain David Bone, and Glasgow police records and documents.



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Hardback Editions

August 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: JAIL THAT WENT TO SEA: An Untold Story of the Battle of the Atlantic, 1941-42
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 1-86105-561-7 / 978-1-86105-561-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jail That Went to Sea: An Untold Story of the Battle of the Atlantic, 1941-42 (World War II Stories)
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 1-84486-050-7 / 978-1-84486-050-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Conway
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June 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: JAIL THAT WENT TO SEA: An Untold Story of the Battle of the Atlantic,1941-42
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 1-86105-727-X / 978-1-86105-727-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
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