Survivors of torpedoed SS Athenia recount disastrous night when WW II began | CBC News

“As we were falling asleep, at about 20 minutes to eight, there was a big boom and then the ship went dead in the water.”
Philip Gunyon, 7 years old at the time, was in his bunk aboard the SS Athenia on Sept. 3, 1939. The transatlantic passenger liner had be…
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