Banned worldwide for nearly twenty years this is the controversial truth about one of World War II’s worst disasters. In June 1942 Allied ships set out for Russia, carrying vital material for the Eastern front. Two week later 24 of those freighters-and their cargooes of tanks, bombers,guns and explosives-lay at the bottom of the sea. The author exposes high-level blundering that doomed the convoy and the cowardice and heroism of the unfortunate merchantmen. Documented with 8 pages of dramatic photos. VG. Remainder hole in upper cover corner. New York, N.Y., 1989 St. Martin’s Press 1st Mass Market Ed.,(2nd) 367 Pgs., MMPB.