The Cruel Sea is perhaps the finest novel written out of World War II. It is drawn on the actual service in the Royal Navy of the author. It is the story of two ships, maybe men, German submarines and the constant relentless by: So a good sea yarn is likely to catch my eye. Because of the intriguing review of a GR friend (thanks Matt) I went looking for and ordered this book, "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat and I think it is one of the best, maybe the best, sea adventure I have ever read/5(16). Based on the author's own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys during World War II. Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat-and-mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves. The Cruel Sea is a British war film starring Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Liam Redmond, Virginia McKenna and Moira film, which was made by Ealing Studios seven years after the end of the Second World War, was directed by Charles Frend and produced by Leslie is based on the best selling novel of the same name by former naval officer Music by: Alan Rawsthorne.
an in the world and there was, at the bottom of the box, a chart of the Black Sea. Lockhart, contemplating this, had murmured: ‘What a long war it’s going to be,’ and Bennett, overhearing, had countered: ‘It’ll be a bloody sight longer unless you stop nattering and get on with it.’4/5(32). Directed by Charles Frend. With Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott. The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers/10(K). ‘The Cruel Sea’ was made into a classic film starring Jack Hawkins. After the war he became a director of the UK Information Service, first in Johannesburg, then in Ottawa. Established as a sort after writer who was also highly regarded by critics, Monsarrat’s career eventually concluded with his epic ‘The Master Mariner’, a novel on 4/5(32). But the men are the stars of the story. The only heroines are the ships and the only villain the cruel sea itself."" And so it is, this engrossing, enormous record of the years and on into , of Atlantic convoy duty aboard the corvette, Compass Rose, and later, on the a frigate. Lt. Com. Ericson, with a new job, a new ship, and a new crew, is also faced with a new kind of war as an.
The Cruel Sea is a novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. It follows the lives of a group of Royal Navy sailors fighting the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II. It contains seven . Starring Richard Pasco as Lieutenant-Commander Ericson. The BBC have dramatised this famous novel on several occasions, but this version from is my own personal favourite as I . Nicholas Monsarrat, the British amateur sailor turned author who wrote the best‐selling novel “The Cruel Sea” and two dozen other books, died of cancer Tuesday in a London : Eric Pace. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Monsarrat, ioned: ble.