During World War II St. Johnís,
Newfoundland played a critical role in the fight against Nazi Germany.
Seamen from all over the world sailed to
and from the old seaport, chosen for duty because it was closest to Europe and
because its people knew both the peril and glory of the North Atlantic. In his
introduction to this absorbing collection of stories, Bill Rompkey examines the
cityís service to one of the most famous battles in military history and the
effect it had on the people of St. Johnís. The stories that follow provide an
insiderís look at life in Newfoundland during this challenging time.