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124th MEETING OF THE LYNCEAN GROUP OF SAN DIEGO

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 11:30 AM

Location: Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough Street
San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)

Speaker: 
Thomas Sanger
Journalist, Documentarian, and Author

          

Topic:
Athenia – A Forgotten Tragedy of World War II

Abstract (from the book jacket):
On September 1, 1939, the passenger liner, Athenia, set sail from Glasgow for Montreal by way of Belfast and Liverpool.  She carried 1,100 passengers, nearly three-quarters of whom were women and children.  On September 3, Athenia was torpedoed by a German submarine.  In Without Warning, author Thomas C. Sanger tells the harrowing story of the sinking of the Athenia from the perspective of eight people; six passengers, Athenia’s chief officer, and the commander of the German U-boat.

Based on accounts written by the passengers, personal interviews with the survivors and descendants of survivors, books, newspaper stories, and original documents, Without Warning honors the memory of Athenia’s passengers, both living and dead.

Tom Sanger has agreed to sign books after his talk so please bring your copy to the meeting!  There will be books for purchase at the meeting as well, but the number will be limited.  You can get a copy on Amazon.