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    Characters Land Beyond the Sea PDF NEW [Land Beyond the Sea] Kevin Major Ì 0 Read „Caribou“ so der deutsche Titel im Original „Land Beyond the Sea ist der Abschlussband einer Trilogie in der sich der Autor Ke

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    Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Kevin Major Kevin Major Ì 0 Read PDF NEW [Land Beyond the Sea] A spectacular follow up to Found Far and Wide Historical fiction at its best This is the final installment in the Newfoundland Trilogy

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    PDF NEW [Land Beyond the Sea] Kevin Major Ì 0 Read See my column belowBOOK ReMARKS Land Beyond the SeaIt’s one of those things like where were you when you heard about JFK’s assassination? Or in this century where were you when you heard about the planes and the Towers? Those o

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    Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Kevin Major PDF NEW [Land Beyond the Sea] This was an interesting read of the ferry from Sydney NS to Newfoundland being torpedoed by a German U boat in WW2 A little known story apparentlyKevin Major obviously did thorough research to write this Canadian disaster story from

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    PDF NEW [Land Beyond the Sea] Interesting to learn about the sinking of the Caribou

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    Characters Land Beyond the Sea PDF NEW [Land Beyond the Sea] Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Kevin Major Exceptionally well written historical fiction about the intertwining roles the German U Boats and the people of Ne

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Summary µ Land Beyond the Sea 100 Characters Land Beyond the Sea CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNERIn the small hours of October 14 1942 a German U boat sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou in the Gulf of St Lawrence Of the 237 people on board 136 perished including 49 civilians In Land Beyond the Sea bestselling author. Caribou so der deutsche Titel im Original Land Beyond the Sea ist der Abschlussband einer Trilogie in der sich der Autor Kevin Major mit der Historie seines Heimatlands besch ftigtDie Caribou ist ein F hrschiff das in der Cabotstra e zwischen Neufundland und Nova Scotia auf kanadischer Seite nicht nur Fracht f r die Eisenbahngesellschaft sondern auch Passagiere transportiert neben Zivilisten in den Zeiten des Zweiten Weltkriegs nat rlich auf Milit rangeh rige Am 141042 kreuzt es den Weg des deutschen U Boots U 69 und wird von diesem ohne Z gern torpediert Die F hre sinkt und mit ihr verlieren 137 Menschen ihr Leben darunter viele Frauen und Kinder 100 PassagiereBesatzungsmitglieder berlebenDieses reale historische Ereignis beschreibt Kevin Major in dem Roman wobei er seinen Blick im Detail zum einen auf den deutschen U Boot Kommandanten Ulrich Gr f zum anderen auf den Schiffssteward John Gilbert als Stellvertreter f r die berlebenden richtet Romantisierende Beschreibungen sucht man gl cklicherweise vergebens die Schilderungen sind eher in einem knappen realit tsnahen Reportage Stil gehalten was allerdings den Zugang nicht nur zu den Protagonisten sondern auch zu diesem tragischen Ereignis erschwert Hier h tte ich mir mehr Empathie seitens des Autors gew nscht denn so schaut man distanziert und emotionslos auf den Untergang des F hrschiffes und darauf welche Auswirkungen er hatDer Roman gliedert sich in vier Teile Im ersten Abschnitt lernen wir Gr f und die Besatzung des U Bootes sowie einzelne Besatzungsmitglieder und Passagiere der Caribou kennen dann folgt die Torpedierung und der berlebenskampf in den Fluten danach begleiten wir ber einen eingeschr nkten Zeitraum den Kommandanten des U Boots Ulrich Gr f und den ehemaligen Schiffsteward und berlebenden der Caribou John Gilbert als Abschluss dann die Bombardierung Dresdens durch die amerikanische LuftwaffeF r Gr f geht das Leben weiter Weitgehend unreflektiert Er stellt weder den Sinn des Krieges noch seine Eins tze in Frage Selbst dann nicht als er bei dem Heimaturlaub in Dresden auf dem Bahnhof einen Deportationszug nach Theresienstadt beobachtet Nur interessiert an seinen Erfolgen in Form der BruttoRegisterTonnen Gilbert hingegen ist von dem Wunsch nach Vergeltung nach Rache f r die Caribou und die Opfer regelrecht besessen Und die wird er bekommen

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Summary µ Land Beyond the Sea 100 Characters Land Beyond the Sea Ic work of historical fiction detailing a life and death conflict in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Land Beyond the Sea is a powerful and empathetic testament to the acts of destruction and the acts of heroism carried out in the name of ho. See my column belowBOOK ReMARKS Land Beyond the SeaIt s one of those things like where were you when you heard about JFK s assassination Or in this century where were you when you heard about the planes and the Towers Those of us who grew up in the 1950s of us born in few years between the end of the Second World War and when Confederation pupped remember when we first heard about the sinking of the CaribouI was sitting at the side of Granny s kitchen table looking at the picture hung on the wall opposite me That picture the iconic picture of the SS Caribou with portraits of the crew bordering the steamship in center has remained in my mind That s the Caribou my son The Germans blowed her up with a torpedo in the war Granny saidKevin Major was at Minette s house and he has listed her as one of the three people to whom he has dedicated his new book Land Beyond the Sea Breakwater Books a story about the sinking of the CaribouWhen she became the target of U boat 69 the Caribou was essentially a passenger ferry sailing regularly between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland essentially a vessel caught in the vagaries of war Land Beyond the Sea is historical fiction at its home grown best It s a local story although not as widely known a some of the greater tragedies on the scale of the Titanic s sinking for instance Kevin Major s book however has re floated the Caribou allowing her to be spotted in contemporary searchlight beamsAnd rightly so eh b ysTwo books came to my mind as I read Land Beyond the Sea The first book was Cassie Brown s Death on the Ice The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914 1972 My thought was this Kevin Major is doing for the Caribou tragedy what Cassie Brown did for the Newfoundland disaster focusing on the individuals involved and thereby making the story believably personal for his readersThe second book was John Steinbeck s The Moon is Down 1942 a WWII story set in occupied FranceAs an aside notice especially if this kind of information gives you the shivers that Steinbeck s novel was published in March of 1942 merely six months or so before the actual sinking of the CaribouIt s easy to understand why Death on the Ice came to my mind I s pose both it and Land Beyond the Sea are Newfoundland tragedies albeit of a different ilkBut why The Moon is DownHere s whyThe Moon is Down is told from the point of view of a German officer at publication time an unpopular perspective among many of Steinbeck s readersInterestingly Kevin Major uses first person point of view narration for only one of the characters in Land Beyond the Sea Ulrich Gr f captain of U boat 69And get this Gr f s thoughts when he sees the coast of Newfoundland Newfoundland on a rough day is magnificent its lofty cliffs indomitable the surf capable of no than playing at its feet Shortly afterwards this German commander who admires Newfoundland s rugged splendor and believing what he is about to do to the Caribou is neither right nor wrong issues a decisive deadly command Permission to fire Something to think about eh b ysIncidentally the surf no than playing at the feet of Newfoundland s cliffs is gem dandiest image in this bookAnd another thing history allows us to call the Germans sons a bitches Bad Guys of WWII As a Caribou survivor aboard a lifeboat says There s a war on The Germans don t give a good goddamn about children I eventually thought of a third book Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut s 1969 novel about his being a prisoner of war in Dresden when the allies carpet bombed that German city in 1945 igniting a firestorm that burned everything and everyone in its path including babes in armsAlso get this my thoughts weren t far from Kevin Major sAt the end of Land Beyond the Sea Hank Scheller a Caribou survivor is bombardier aboard a B 17 Flying Fortress when over the course of ten minutes 771 tons of hellfire descend from the skies over Dresden B ysJust now I ve thought of a Woody Guthrie song The Sinking of the Reuben James a song about a convoy escort the first US naval ship sunk by German U boats in WWII Did you have a friend on the good Reuben James Guthrie asksI suggest Land Beyond the Sea asks a similar uestion Did you have a friend or kin no matter how distant on the CaribouThank you for readingHarold Walters lives in Dunville Newfoundland doing his damnedest to live Happily Ever After Reach him at ghwalters663gmailcom

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Summary µ Land Beyond the Sea 100 Characters Land Beyond the Sea Kevin Major reimagines the events of that fateful night from the perspectives of both those aboard the doomed vessel and the German U boat commander who gave the order With his characteristically sharp evocative prose style Major delivers an ep. A spectacular follow up to Found Far and Wide Historical fiction at its best This is the final installment in the Newfoundland Trilogy

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  • Land Beyond the Sea
  • Kevin Major
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  • 09 January 2020
  • 9781550817522