Code Name Habbakuk by L.D. Cross
A Secret Ship Made of Ice (Amazing Stories (Heritage House))

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In late 1942, Britain was desperate to win the ongoing Battle of the Atlantic. German U-boats had sunk hundreds of Allied ships containing millions of tons of cargo that was needed to continue the war effort. Prime Minister Churchill had to find a solution to the carnage or the Nazis would be victorious. With the support of Churchill and Lord Louis Mountbatten, eccentric inventor and amateur spy Geoffrey Pyke proposed a dramatic project to build invincible ships of ice—massive, unsinkable aircraft carriers that would roam the mid-Atlantic servicing fighter planes and bombers on missions to protect shipping from predatory U-boat wolf packs.

This is the fascinating story of the rise and fall of Project Habbakuk and how an outlandish inventor, the British Navy, the National Research Council of Canada and a workforce of conscientious objectors tested the bizarre concept in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, far from the theatre of war.


About L.D. Cross

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L.D. (Dyan) Cross is an Ottawa writer of many non-fiction books, including Spies in Our Midst, Code Name Habbakuk and Treasure Under the Tundra. Her lifestyle articles have appeared in The Financial Post Magazine, American Style and the Globe and Mail. Dyan won the Ontario Historical Society 2010 Huguenot Society award for her book The Underground Railroad, and she's received industry recognition and other awards for her magazine articles.
Published April 15, 2012 by Heritage House. 144 pages
Genres: History, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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