London: Methuen [0-413-42310-7] 1987, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 172pp. Very good plus in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, appendices, notes, index. There is a previous owner's name on the title page and minor underlining in red pencil in the text. "When the passenger liner City of Benares sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Britain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the civilised world". Time Period World War 2. (World War II, International Affairs, U-Boats, War Crimes, World War II).