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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Farallon by Steve K. In , the steamship Farallon ran aground in Cook Inlet, stranding the crew and passengers on the barren shore. Lloyd brings to life the riveting tale of these hardy seafaring men who survivde hunger and despair under brutal circumstances.
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Sort order. Nov 23, Jean rated it it was amazing Shelves: audio , non-fiction , us-history. When I was a kid I loved stories about survival and shipwrecks, I still do. This book is the story of the shipwreck of the S.
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Farallon, a wooden schooner steamship that was used to transport lumber. On a snowy morning January 5, the S. With no radio to call for help, the crew scrambled into lifeboats and headed for the shore.
The book tells of how the crew survived being castaways in the barren wilderness in midwinter with temperature plu When I was a kid I loved stories about survival and shipwrecks, I still do. The book tells of how the crew survived being castaways in the barren wilderness in midwinter with temperature plunging to degree Fahrenheit. The author provides background of the various mariners and ships that played a part in the events that unfolded while pacing the narrative in a compelling manner.
At Tobruk, the German probing attacks with tanks and armored cars were repulsed. Meanwhile, columns of Axis troops were dispatched to move toward the Libyan-Egyptian border to cut off the Allied forces in Libya. He would remain in his village to oversee the operations in the Balkan Peninsula. Both of them missed. Australian troops repulsed the repeated attacks.
Rajputana had been of the P. After missing it missing the target, a sixth torpedo was fired at hours, and it struck the stern, causing a fire on Rajputana. Rajputana returned fire toward the periscope. At hours, U fired a seventh torpedo, and it missed. At hours, the eighth torpedo struck Rajputana in the after part and caused the ship to sink by the stern with a list to port.
The commodore, four officers, and 37 ratings were lost. During the work alterations were also made to allow the carriage of pound HC high capacity bombs; the first of which was dropped by a No. He would be awarded a Victoria Cross.
German aircraft damaged HMS Gnat, killing 1. At hours, 36 tanks of German 5th Panzer Regiment moved through the gap created by the infantry, but were halted by British guns and dug-in Crusader tanks 2 miles beyond the line. In the air, British, German, and Italian fighters engaged in combat in the air while 40 German Stuka dive bombers attacked the Tobruk harbor.
At hours, the Axis offensive was called back after losing 16 tanks and men killed, captured. At hours, about 35 miles off of Alexandria, Egypt, all men were ordered on deck, and 15 of them were picked up by HMS Grimsby. At about hours, Pericles broke in two. During the afternoon both parts were sunk by HMS Grimsby, another destroyer, and an aircraft to prevent danger to shipping, and also to prevent her drifting into the minefields off Alexandria.
The foreship proved difficult to sink, requiring 70 shells and two torpedoes, as well as two bombs from the aircraft, before the foreship finally sank. This was the first indication that the Germans were deploying the dreaded mm anti-tank gun in the Western Desert although on this occasion the guns were soon withdrawn when German infantry failed to create a gap.
McGregor in command. This move also exposed the flank of the Allied Mount Olympus Line; in response, British General Wilson ordered the Mount Olympus Line abandoned at hours, with Australian and New Zealand troops acting as rear guards for several more days as the remaining Allies fell back to the Thermopylae Line. As the situation grew dire, British Admiral Cunningham begins began considering a general evacuation from Greece. The attack would last until hours on the next day.
After shooting down one Spitfire fighter, he was shot down by another Spitfire. He was rescued from the water a few hours later.
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The crew of Sir Ernest Cassell was taken aboard, and the ship was scuttled with demolition charges. Meanwhile, German 6th Mountain Division attacked across Mount Olympus using goat paths, taking heavy casualties. The attack was driven back by heavy artillery fire, and the entire 1st Battalion of the Italian 62nd Regiment, men and 25 officers, was captured.
Luca Tarigo was able to fire two torpedoes at HMS Mohawk, which hit and killed 43 men; HMS Mohawk would soon be scuttled in a hurry, leaving behind secret documents outlining Alexandria, Egypt defenses for Italian divers to capture shortly after. At the end of the day and into the next day, German aircraft bombed London, England, United Kingdom. The first registrations, for women in the age group 20 and 21, was to commence on 19 April After dark, 12 Axis tanks engaged Allied counterparts along the line; 3 Axis tanks were destroyed.
Germans captured Yugoslavian destroyers Beograd and Dubrovnik at Kotor, but destroyer Zagreb was scuttled by her crew 2 killed in the process. British Prime Minister Churchill agreed to the proposal for the evacuation of Allied troops from mainland Greece to the island of Crete, should it become necessary; this plan was then communicated to the government of Greece shortly after. All crew and passengers escaped in lifeboats before the Germans scuttled the ship with demolition charges.
Life magazine photographer David Sherman, who was aboard ZamZam during the attack, took a photograph of Atlantis.
Steve K. Lloyd (Author of Farallon)
As German troops continued to move south in Greece, Prime Minister Alexandros Koryzis committed suicide in the evening; in response to this suicide, Athens was placed under martial law by the government to maintain stability. Both were seriously damaged and would be under repair at Belfast until Aug It was just 50 nautical miles short of Iceland, which was a major Allied convoy staging area. British General Wavell flew to Athens, Greece for a meeting with King George II where the king agreed that the Allies could not hold Greece, and preparations should begin immediately to evacuate troops to Crete to prevent further destruction of the country.
General Wilson was ordered to prepare for a stand at Thermopylae with a small rearguard force to protect the southward evacuation of British troops. An Italian supply dump and a coastal artillery battery were destroyed. While most men were successfully evacuated after the raid, 1 was killed by friendly fire and 67 were captured after getting lost and going to the wrong beach. Although the primary target was the London docks, the Old Place School in Poplar, East London, which was being used as a sub-fire station, was struck by a stray bomb, killing 13 London firefighters of both genders and 21 male Beckenham firemen; it was the largest single loss of firefighters in British history.
The bombing continued past midnight.
Piraeus, Greece was also attacked from the air, sinking Greek destroyer Psara with 37 killed; 22 German aircraft were lost while the British lost 10 Hurricane fighters. Prime Minister Churchill agreed and ordered a convoy to sail directly into the Mediterranean Sea to deliver tanks to Tobruk. Via a speech made in Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Eamon De Valera protested the German bombing of Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; "they are our people", he said, "we are one and the same people, and their sorrows in the present instance are also our sorrows".
Aircraft from carrier HMS Formidable dropped flares to aid the bombardment as it took place before dawn.