Meet the Authors
Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set out in a convoy of nineteen ships sailing for Canada. On board were ninety children, chaperones, and crew, along with paying passengers.
When the war ships escorting the Benares to safe waters peeled off and the way forward seemed certain, a German submarine attacked and torpedoed the Benares. What followed is an amazing example of all that people are capable of.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.