A Place, a Warrior, a Boy and the Atlantic Charter
G. W. Canning, author
In August of 1941, American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and England?s Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet at Ship Harbour, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. World War II is by now raging, so the German military is desperate to learn the reason for their meeting and the purpose of a new naval base being constructed. A German U-boat is dispatched to confirm the status of construction as well as the arrival of the president and the British envoy. The U-boat?s navigation officer is a young lieutenant named Erwin Kissling, the product of a German military education. It?s here, in Newfoundland, where Erwin?s trajectory collides with that of Charlie O?Sullivan. Early in life, Erwin experienced a period of great political, social, and economic upheaval following the end of World War I and eventually saw the rise of the Nazi Party. Charlie also lived through political unrest and survived the Great Depression. Once separated by an ocean and a great cultural divide, they now take their places in history as the Atlantic Charter alters the course of war.