On May 11, 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed SS Nicoya,violently ending a peace in Canada's waters that stretched back to 1812. Bythe end of 1944, another 18 merchant ships and four Canadian warships would bedestroyed. More than 300 men, women and children--including at least 260Canadians--died by explosion, fire or icy drowning. Drawing on numerous first-hand accounts from both Canadians andGermans, respected writer and historian Nathan Greenfield has penned a lively,revealing narrative, the first popular account of World War II in Canadianwaters. This is a must-read for military history enthusiasts, veterans and theirfamilies.