IN SOME FOREIGN FIELD - The Story of four British Graves on the Outer Banks.
John F. Blair, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, 1972, 1st edn., paperback original, xiv, 80p, line map and 15 half tone in text photo ills., decorated paper wrappers, format about 8 x 5 inches, in 1942 the US Navy was desperately short of anti-submarine escort vessels and many merchant vessels were being lost on the US east coast. From its own meagre fleet Britain sent 24 deep sea trawlers converted for anti-submarine duties to help out, one of which was HMT Bedfordshire. Within a few months she, too, had fallen victim, to what after WW2 transpired to be a German submarine U-558, with the loss of her entire crew some of whom were washed ashore on the Outer Banks off North Carolina. This is the story of Bedfordshire's brief visit to USA, of the friends made by some of her crew, of the strange coincidence of those friends being in a position to identify the bodies and of the respects paid to them by the citizens of Ocracoke as they lie at rest in the British Cemetery there, appendices include details of the fate of German U-boat, a complete Bedfordshire crew list and the Order of Service for the cemetary dedication, lightly rubbed at tips, a little surface rubbing at tail of upper hinge, small price label upper wrapper, bar-code label lower wrapper, very good,
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Keywords: war ww2 atlantic battle us east coast u-boat u-558 submarine hmt bedfordshire north carolina outer banks ocracoke morehead city rnps a/s