Allied Secret: The Sinking of Hmt Rohna by Carlton Jackson

By Carlton Jackson

This can be the dramatic tale of the sinking of the HMT Rohna, which ended in one of many maximum variety of casualties suffered in WWII. the truth that the large demise and the next cover-up of the main points surrounding it make for interesting and aggravating examining. constrained guides exist at the topic, so this can be a beneficial source for historians.

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This total of 2,38812 put the area per individual perilously close to the average for Scotch-Irish and other immigrant ships of the mid-eighteenth century (generally around two feet wide by four feet long),13and it was nearly the same as the ships in the Middle Passage during the unspeakable slave voyages from Africa to the West Indies. But as long as the officers would allow it, men on the Rohna slept in their clothes on the top deck, using duffel bags as pillows. Others slept on decks (the allotted bunk space was used up quickly), in hammocks, and even on mess hall tables after the last meal of the day had been served.

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S. "21 In direct contrast to the experience on the Rohna, not all that far away from convoy KMF-26, in Cairo, a far better Thanksgiving meal was being served. President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill were on their way to the Tehran Conference and were meeting with their joint chiefs of staff, with Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek as the guest of honor. The president toasted everyone present (the only female in attendance was Churchill's daughter, Sarah) and then told the history of Thanksgiving.

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