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Title:The Voyage of Their Life: The Story of the SS Derna and Its Passengers
Price:AUD$11.95 (about USD$9.30)
Category:History
ISBN:9780732268688
Item ID:P002-4198
Quantity:1
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Sydney, 2001
Edition:First
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2001, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First

First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 483 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Mild age tanning throughout. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. In August 1948, 545 passengers boarded an overcrowded, clapped-out vessel in Marseilles to face an uncertain future in Australia and New Zealand. They came from displaced persons camps in Germany, death camps in Poland, labour camps in Hungary, gulags in Siberia, and stony Agean islands. There were those who had been hunted by the Nazis and those who had welcomed them; those who had followed the Communists and those who had fled them. Diane Armstrong set sail on the Derna with her parents when she was 9 years old. Like a detective searching for clues, she has located over a hundred of the passengers. Through their recollections and memorabilia, as well as archival documents, she has recreated the voyage and traced what became of their hopes and dreams. The result is the unique portrayal of a migrant ship and its passengers. The voyage of the SS Derna in 1948 was a scandal that sparked an official enquiry when the ship finally docked in Australia. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; 1940s; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0732268680. ISBN/EAN: 9780732268688. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4198.
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