By Hugh Garner,Paul Stuewe
Originally released in 1949, Storm Below tells the tale of a fictional Royal Canadian military send and its team. the journey unfolds over six days of an escort run around the Atlantic Ocean to Newfoundland through the moment global conflict. The send, the HMCS Riverford, is a composite of the vessels, normally corvettes, that writer Hugh Garner served on in the course of his time within the Canadian military, and the Canadian sailors whose stories he relates are masterfully drawn from the crewmen he knew in the course of his months at sea.
In his preface to Storm Below, his first novel, Garner says: "It takes every kind to make a global, and it additionally takes all types to make a battle – or struggle one after the various others make it…. They [his characters] are usually not even ’typical’ sailors, if such exist. All i will say to justify them is they are drawn within the photo of hundreds of thousands who made up the Royal Canadian army. they don't desire an apology – they have been in the market, and we won."
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