The long forgotten story of the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster in the dying days of the First World War is brought back to life in this intriguing tale of the disaster.
Torpedoed by the German submarine UB-123, 501 of the 771 people on board were killed, marking the event as the worst maritime tragedy ever witnessed in the Irish Sea.
The Leinster carried civilian passengers, postal workers and military personnel from Ireland, Britain, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and as such its loss had an impact around the globe.
This remarkable book tells the stories of those on board the Leinster and UB-123 and sympathetically examines not only the sinking but also its ramifications for those left behind.
A well-researched work, this book will appeal to any with an interest in the sea as well as military and maritime historians and genealogists.