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LIFEBOAT 12

Based on a true WWII story

Simon and Schuster

978-1-5344-2782-2

$17.99

A Junior Library Guild Selection

2019 Winner of the SCBWI Golden Kite Award

2019 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Recommended Title


Interesting Websites

Photos of the SS City of Benares, passengers, and more: http://www.liverpoolblitz70.co.uk/2011/02/14/the-sinking-of-the-benares

 

Bomb Sight: An interactive map that shows every bomb dropped on London during the Blitz from October 7, 1940, to June 6, 1941. http://bombsight.org

 

SS City of Benares: the Children's Ship. Mersey Maritime Museum. http://www.liverpoolmuseum.org.uk/martitime/collections/city_of_benares

 

Burdette, J.G. "Destination Disaster: SS City of Benares." Web post blog. Map of Time. Wordpress, May 24 2012. http://jgburdette.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/destination-disaster-ss-city-of-benares

 

Partial list of crew and passengers aboard the City of Benares when the ship was hit: http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship532.html

 

Info about Lascars and the East Indian Company in the Royal Museums Greenwich. http://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/lascars-and-east-india-company

 

Report of interview with Fourth Officer, R.M. Cooper and crew casualty list.

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides/City_of_Benares_(survivors_report)

 

City of Benares: newspaper clippings and photos of the rescue: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?57989

Videos

YouTube.com

"The First Day of the Blitz"

Amazing archive footage and firsthand accounts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtZema1yjOk

 

"More City of Benares Survivors"

Newsreel footage of the rescued boys, Mary Cornish, and Bohdan Nagorski. 

Paul Shearing, who suffered from trench foot, is taken off the ship on a stretcher.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLwR2bWTWqw

 

"Seavacuees Still Smiling"

Footage of the children rescued by HMS Hurricane with remarks by Britain's King George IV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejfzgBaikn0