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Two Survived


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Two Survived

On August 21, 1940, a Nazi raider torpedoed the British merchantman Anglo-Saxon and machine-gunned the survivors as they tried to escape in their lifeboats. One little boat escaped with seven men. Five of them perished, but Robert Tapscott and Wilbert Widdicombe endured for seventy full days and 2,300 miles to landfall on the other side of the Atlantic. This is the incredible account of their ordeal, one of the most thrilling stories of the sea ever written—and one that almost never came to light. In the tradition of Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea and the Shackleton adventure, Two Survived is an unforgettable true story of survival against the very longest odds.