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[Cancelled Event] Without Warning: Attack on Athenia

Course Description:

The passenger liner Athenia was the first British ship sunk by Germany when it was torpedoed by a submarine on Sept. 3, 1939. Author Thomas Sanger has a personal connection with the attack: his grandmother was on board when the ship was attacked. She survived and later wrote about her experience, which inspired Mr. Sanger’s historical novel, "Without Warning". Join him for a riveting presentation that delves into the events leading up to the start of the war, circumstances surrounding the German U-boat attack, and the rescue of survivors.


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Monday, Sept. 10 *1:00 – 3:00pm* (1 session*)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Thomas Sanger has written for a variety of publications and audiences during a 30 year career in journalism and public relations. He worked as a reporter for the Associated Press and KABC radio in Los Angeles, researched and wrote television documentary scripts in Australia, and directed corporate communications for a major energy company. "Without Warning" is his third book.