NBC Words At War Episode 17 “Eighty-Three Days: The Survival Of Seaman Izzi“
Released October 5, 1943.
Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war books brings today the story of Seaman Second Class, Basil Dominic Izzy and his companions and their 83 day odyssey aboard a life raft in the middle of the ocean. This is their story. At about 4.30 in the afternoon of November 2nd 1942 a fast Dutch cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk a few hundred miles off the coast of South America. Only a few of the 400 men aboard the ship survived and this is their story.