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Torpedoed summary Ñ 0 ´ From award winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares which was evacuating children from England during WWII Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II British parents by the thousands chose to send their chilCalating violence of World War II British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country the wealthy independently; the poor through a government relocation program called CORB In September 1940 passenger liner SS City o. In 1940 Germany was bombing England every night and many civilians were being killed A group of people made the decision to send children overseas to safety for the duration of the war One of the ships sent across the Atlantic was called City of Benares and one hundred children were on board A German U boat captain not realizing there were children on board decided to torpedo the ship Many people were killed at once It was a stormy night and many of the lifeboats were precariously launched some completely tipping over and spilling all the people into the cold waters Some survived These are their storiesTorpedoed was a mesmerizing read From the start it isn't clear who will live and who will die Author Deborah Heiligman carefully and thoroughly researches this story and takes us right into the lives of these people as they fight for survival

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F Benares set sail for Canada with one hundred children on boardWhen the war ships escorting the Benares departed a German submarine torpedoed what became known as the Children's Ship Out of tragedy ordinary people became heroes This is their sto. Difficult reading for a parent but possibly sets a new standard in children’s non fiction at least in demonstrating its power in the kinds of stories that are freuently fictionalized

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TorpedoedFrom award winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares which was evacuating children from England during WWII Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the es. Brutal heroic mesmerizing devastating