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Old October 30, 2010, 07:56 AM   #6
Harley Nolden
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METE

THAT SHIP WAS THE GUSTLAUF ( WHICH WAS HEADED WEST ON SHIP ROUTE #58 DID NOT USE THE CLOSE TO SHORE TECHNIQUE TO DISCOURAGE SUBMARINE ATTACKS, AND IT WAS SUNK A COUPLE OF DAYS OR WEEKS PRIOR TO MY WIFE's VOYAGE (ON THE SS DEUTSCHLAND) FROM DANZIG TO DENMARK. DURING HER VOYAGE A RUSSIAN SUB HAD ALSO FOLLOWED THEM, HOWEVER, THEY REACHED SAFE HARBOR ON THE ISLAND OF REUGN AND THE PORT OF SASSNITZ.

THE SHIPS, SS DEUTSCHLAND, THE THIELBAK, AND THE CAP CARONa WERE SUNK BY, BRITISH BOMBERS, ON THE VERY NExT TRIP FROM DANZIG IN THE HARBOR OF NEUSTADT WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND REFUGEES AND PRISONERS ON BOARD.

MY WIFE (8yrs old at the time) ALONG WITH HER MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND HER SMALLER BROTHER (AGE 5) WERE VERY LUCKY TO MAKE IT AND I FOR ONE AM HAPPY FOR THAT ALSO. WE CELEBRATED OUR 50TH ANNIVERSERY this year

THE WHOLE STORY OF THAT VOYAGE AND TREK IS PRESENTED IN HER BOOK, FROM A PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW ALONG WITH PHOTOS.

PLEASE EXCUSE THE SPELLING. OLD COMPUTER DOESN'T SPELL GOOD LOL

HARLEY
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