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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In November, 1942, the British freighter Benlomond was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of South America with the loss of its entire crew except for a young Chinese steward named Poon Lim. Through his resourcefulness and determination, Lim survived on a wooden raft for 133 days before being picked up by a Brazilian fisherman. Sole Survivor is a fictionalized account of Lim's experience, the longest such ordeal at sea, based largely on interviews with Lim, military and maritime documents, and magazine and newpaper [newspaper] stories.
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