The “worst journey in the world” was how the WW2 convoys to Russia were often described.
My Sea Lady stands out as one of the most remarkable testaments of those dark days of the war at sea and the Atlantic and the Arctic convoys.
Graeme Ogden commanded HMS Lady Madeleine, an ocean-going trawler converted to an anti-submarine role, as it faced voyages fraught with storms, ice bergs, and sub-zero temperatures as well as the fearsome gauntlet of German aircraft, submarines and surface raiders strung.
This evocatively illustrated edition of My Sea Lady confronts the horrors of war as seen through Ogden’s keen eye and is full of bittersweet humour and charming anecdotes.
Illustrations: 16 line drawings
Pub: 18 September 2023