In September 1940 a ship left Liverpool for Canada with 90 children aboard – all evacuees from war-torn Britain. Four days into the crossing the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank. Only eleven of the children survived. Bess Walder and Beth Cummings spent nineteen terrifying hours alone in the icy mid-Atlantic on an upturned lifeboat. Astonishingly the girls survived.

Suitable for ages 8+.

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