The Blue Book;
Here we will see where Franz Werfel gathered the material for his novel. Tetimony by Rev. Andreasian. Come to think of it, I had already posted it here, but as above I did not make the connection to the Blue Book; http://hyeforum.com/...16449&hl=werfel
PS. I have had the book for quite sometime but I could not make the connection to the “Blue Book”, published in London 1916. Judging from the age of myy copy it is probably from the first edition. Come to think of it, the book cover is BLUE.
Add- In the book, on page 522 there is a footnote by the editor where it says that Rev. Anreasian’s account is most probably the correct one that the saga began on July 13, not July 30, and that the rescue happened on Sep. 10th, that the Sep. 12 date given is in fact their arrival at Port Said, Egypt. According to which the saga lasted 53 days. (Not that fabled number 40).
Edited by ArpA, 03 July 2009 - 10:08 AM.