Courage at Sea: Newfoundland Sailors in the Great War is a collection of more than forty World War I stories involving the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve and the Newfoundland merchant seamen who delivered goods to Europe in aid of the Allied war effort. Many foreign-going vessels carrying Newfoundlanders were apprehended en route by German U-boats and shelled, torpedoed, or boarded and bombed. Some of the crews were let go, but others were less fortunate.
Some of the stories included are . . .
Newfoundland’s First Decoration: Leander Green’s Story
Men of Burgeo Rendezvous with the Enemy
Torpedoed Three Times in Three Weeks
The Story of Michael Foley, Harbour Grace
Dictator’s Crew as Prisoners of War
A War off Saint Pierre: SS Erik
Great Honours to a Man from Pilley’s Island
The Halifax Explosion: A Reservist Writes Home
. . . Plus many more.