Author of Coast Guard Rescue Book Launches Fact Check of "The Finest Hours"

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Author Robert Frump has launched a detailed fact check blog about the movie "The Finest Hours" Frump wrote Two Tankers Down, a book that chronicles the Bernie Webber rescue -- an heroic act portrayed in The Finest Hours

Bernie in the CG 36500

"...there are some errors -- some big ones. But in my mind..justified by the truths the movie tells..." Bob Frump

Author Robert R. Frump has launched a fact check assessing inaccuracies in the movie The Finest Hours.

"It is a good movie that captures the spirit and the truths of a famous Coast Guard rescue lead by Bernie Webber," said Robert R Frump, the author of Two Tankers Down, a book that tells the tale of the rescue of the SS Pendleton and the SS Fort Mercer.

A truthful message does not always mean a factual message however, said Frump, a former maritime writer of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the author of a book about the wreck of the SS Marine Electric, "Until the Sea Shall Free Them."

“Overall, the movie really respect the story here and the values of Bernie Webber,” Frump said. “There are surprisingly few flubs on facts. They are accurate even to the Dodge Power Wagon they use on the land-part of the story.

“But there are some errors — some bigs ones. But in my mind, mostly justified by the needs of movies to merge characters and themes.

To see Frump’s Fact Check, go to his blog.
For media interviews, please drop a line by email and set up a time with Mr. Frump. For more information about the other tanker that went down that day, see Frump's book, Two Tankers Down.

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