Sea of Sharks

Sea of Sharks

A Sailor's World War II Survival Story

Book - 2004
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Caught off Okinawa in the fiercest typhoon in history at the end of World War II. Elmer Renner, then a young officer aboard a US minesweeper, recounts the horror of his ship sinking. Renner and eight other sailors clung to a small raft for days, battling thirst, hunger, shark attacks and, eventually, madness. Renner and co-author Ken Birks describe the men's panic as distant ships seemingly ignore their desperate calls, the sea turning blood red when one of the men loses his life to a shark, and how another slips silently away into the unforgiving Pacific.
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781591147145
159114714X
Characteristics: x, 241 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Birks, Kenneth 1924-

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