U-boat Hunter: Peter Rogers, HMS Arum 1939-1945

U-boat Hunter: Peter Rogers, HMS Arum 1939-1945

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In the My Story series, readers are taken into the personal world of teenage boys facing adversity. These extensively researched novels are written in first-person format and set in different periods of history.

Without merchant ships continuing to bring supplies to Britain during WWII, Germany's stranglehold on the island would eventually defeat the Allies. Peter Rogers, son of a sailor whose own ship has been torpedoed off the coast of Ireland, is called up to join the navy. Peter's skills get him the post of signalman on the Arum.

He's there when German submarines sink merchant ships and the boats escorting them, and he finally has the satisfaction of helping sink the U-boat captained by the notorious German officer Von Schliegen - one that has sunk many Allied ships, including non-military ones, and even fired at lifeboats holding survivors.

ISBN: 9780439937528
Branch Call Number: TEEN PBK Per

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dixiedog
Nov 07, 2013

U-boat Hunter – This was a very well written book about what life would have been like for a young boy serving in the Royal Navy on a small escort vessel during WW II. In particular, this book would appeal to any young person age 10 through perhaps age 16. The Historical Note and Timeline at the end of the book were particularly informative. During the Battle of the Atlantic, 3,843 Allied merchant ships were lost along with approximately 30,000 British merchant seamen against 785 U-boats sunk with 32,000 men listed as killed or missing. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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Dixiedog2
Oct 22, 2013

U-boat Hunter – Peter Rogers, HMS Arum, 1939 -1945 – My Story Series. While this is a delightful teen rated historical fiction about the life of Peter Rogers, it certainly would appeal to older juvenile readers as well. Peter is a young signalman on the HMS Arum, an escort ship to convoys and a submarine hunter. Excellent book; five stars! Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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