Red Sky in the Morning : the Battle of the Barants Sea 1942

Author(s): d Sky within the Morning : the Battle of the Barants Sea 1942 By Pearson, Michael

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1783460822
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The Arctic convoys that sailed in the course of the chilly malevolent waters of the Barents Sea ran the gauntlet of German air and sea assaults as they struggled to move necessary provides to Britains Russian allies. Convoy JW51B sailed in December 1942 with a small shut escort of 5 destroyers, plus a reserve of 2 mild cruisers, which shadowed the primary convoy at a distance of seventy miles. The convoy was once attacked on 31 December by means of a formidable German drive that integrated the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, the pocket battleship Ltzow and 6 destroyers. The resulting engagement proved the value of the British destroyers and the bravery of the boys who sailed in them.It was once a naval engagement that had far-reaching penalties and led to many capital ships of the Kriegsmarine being decommissioned for the remainder of World War II.A gripping story of the conflict at sea underneath the direst of stipulations
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