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The sea was kind / Albert Klestadt

Title

The sea was kind / Albert Klestadt

Subject

World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Australian.

World War, 1939-1945--Philippines.

Description

Klestadt, a German refugee escaping Hitler, wound up in Japan only to realize that war preparations were under way. He travelled to Manila but was overtaken by war in that city. Determined not to be caught by the Japanese, he sailed to Australia, only to fail the first time. He succeeded the second time, in a harrowing, 32-day voyage on a small banca. He documents his voyage and the brushes with Moros on the way, based on a diary he kept at the time.

The first draft of this book was finished in 1944, but could not be published for security reasons; it was finally published fifteen years later.

Creator

Klestadt, Albert

Publisher

London : The Adventurers Club, c1959

Date

1959

Format

22 x 15 cm.

Type

Hardbound

Call Number

D 811.5 .K555 1959

Accession Number

15279

Pagination

xi, 150 p.

Illustration

ill., maps

Collection

Citation

Klestadt, Albert, “The sea was kind / Albert Klestadt,” FHL - Roderick Hall Collection, accessed June 25, 2017, http://rodhall.filipinaslibrary.org.ph/items/show/1407.

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