Books: The Survivor

WHAT CARES THE SEA? (210 pp.)—Kennefh Cooke—McGraw-Hill ($3.95).

The S.S. Lulworth Hill, a freighter bound home for England via Cape Town after delivering a cargo of bombs and aircraft engines to Alexandria, was torpedoed by a German submarine on March 19, 1943, off the west coast of central Africa. The ship's first officer and 13 crewmen reached life rafts. Fifty days later, when a British destroyer steamed into view, two men still lived. One survivor died shortly after the rescue. The remaining man, who was the ship's carpenter, tells the story.

Kenneth Cooke, now a Yorkshire gamekeeper, ends his preface with a...

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