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Twelve desperate miles : the epic WWII voyage of the Contessa
Tim Brady
Adult Nonfiction D766.99.M6 B73 2012

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ContentsPage
Dramatis Personaep. ix
Prologue: A Good Citizen of Mehdia Morocco, 1940p. 1
Part I -
Chapter 1 - New York, June 1942p. 11
Chapter 2 - Airborne to Londonp. 24
Chapter 3 - Incorrigiblep. 39
Chapter 4 - Claridge'sp. 46
Chapter 5 - Halifax to Belfastp. 55
Chapter 6 - Walking the Tightropep. 64
Chapter 7 - D.C.p. 69
Chapter 8 - The Apostlesp. 76
Chapter 9 - The Hazards of Port Lyauteyp. 84
Chapter 10 - "I should like to embrace you"p. 90
Chapter 11 - Snatching the Sharkp. 94
Chapter 12 - Rompingp. 105
Part II -
Chapter 13 - Hollywoodp. 117
Chapter 14 - Tangier to Gibraltar to Englandp. 124
Chapter 15 - Needs and Wantsp. 130
Chapter 16 - Meeting Gruentherp. 139
Chapter 17 - SOSp. 141
Chapter 18 - Amphibiansp. 149
Chapter 19 - Monsieur Prechakp. 154
Chapter 20 - Looking for a Shipp. 156
Chapter 21 - The Pieces in Placep. 162
Part III -
Chapter 22 - Dry Dockp. 171
Chapter 23 - "Our Worst War Town"p. 177
Chapter 24 - Off to Seap. 184
Chapter 25 - Uncle Sam Wants Youp. 189
Chapter 26 - Convoyp. 194
Chapter 27 - Crossingp. 202
Chapter 28 - "Je m'engage et puis je vois"p. 210
Chapter 29 - Rendezvousp. 217
Chapter 30 - "Viva la France eternelle"p. 227
Chapter 31 - "Crack it open quickly"p. 243
Chapter 32 - The Dallas Goes Firstp. 250
Chapter 33 - Twelve Desperate Milesp. 259
Chapter 34 - Armistice Dayp. 270
Epilogue: "The little Contessa did the trick"p. 276
Notesp. 285
Indexp. 313


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