New book: Athenia Torpedoed
October 18, 2012
A number of years ago I had written an article on the Athenia which you kindly put on your site. ("Interviews with Athenia survivors for an article honoring the 65th anniversary" and "The Athenia Remembered: September 3, 1939-September 3, 2004 by Michael Poirier") There is a new book on the subject by Francis Carroll. I have not read it yet. Hopefully it's good. I wonder if he referenced the site.
Thank you. Nice to hear from you.
The new book is named Athenia Torpedoed. (Athenia Torpedoed: The U-boat Attack That Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic by Francis M. Carroll )
I would query his number lost at 112, my research lists that number as 93, their names all printed in the London Times and copied to AHOY.
I never cease to be amazed at the continued interest in the sinking of Athenia after all these years.
Hardly a week goes by without some one writing to me about her loss, admitedly she was the first casualty at sea on the very first day of WW2.
I must order a copy of this latest work about Athenia.