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Ship of miracles [electronic resource] : 14,000 lives and one miraculous voyage / by Bill Gilbert ; foreword by Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Gilbert, Bill, 1931-
Publication:
Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, c2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (224 p.)
Subjects:
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Search and rescue operations -- Korea (North) -- Hŭngnam-si.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Korea (North) -- Hŭngnam-si.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Naval operations, American.
Merchant marine -- United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
It was a miracle worthy of the season. When Captain Leonard La Rue spied from his twelve-man merchant ship, the Meredith Victory, the throng of Korean refugees on the docks of a city in flames, he didn't hesitate to do what others would consider impossible. In December of 1950, La Rue and his skeleton crew rescued fourteen thousand Korean refugees from the hands of the rapidly-approaching Chinese army in the city of Hungnam. Through the night and next day, a seemingly endless succession of refugees boarded the Meredith, their will to live and strong spirit steeling them against the bitter
Contents:
Front Cover ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Table of Contents ; Foreword by Alexander M. Haig Jr ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction: A Salute ; Chapter One: Innocent Victims and Their Terror ; Chapter Two: The Way We Were ; Chapter Three: The SS Meredith Victory ; Chapter Four: "We Had Won The War" ; Chapter Five: A National Emergency in America ; Chapter Six: "A Striking Sight" ; Chapter Seven: "The Trauma Of It" ; Chapter Eight: "There Was No Room For Them" ; Chapter Nine: Letters Home ; Chapter Ten: Kim Jung Hee's Fifty-Year Search ; Chapter Eleven: Was It Worth It? ; Epilogue: God's Own Hand
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
ISBN:
1-62368-493-5
1-62368-491-9
OCLC:
845257048
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