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The Battle of North Cape - The Death Ride of the Scharnhorst 1943 - cover

The Battle of North Cape - The Death Ride of the Scharnhorst 1943

Angus Konstam

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

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“The hunting down and sinking of the magnificent German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was one of the epic actions of World War II . . . stirring” (Work Boat).   On December 25, 1943, the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst slipped out of Altenfjord in Norway to attack Arctic convoy JW55B which was carrying vital war supplies to the Soviet Union. But British naval intelligence knew of the Scharnhorst’s mission before she sailed, and the vulnerable convoy was protected by a large Royal Naval force including the battleship Duke of York. In effect the Scharnhorst was sailing into a trap.   One of the most compelling naval dramas of the Second World War had begun.   “Angus Konstam’s gripping account tells the story of this crucial but under-studied naval battle, and explains why the hopes of the German Kreigsmarine went down with their last great ship; only 37 of the German battle cruiser’s 1700 crew were saved.” —The Nautical Magazine   “Angus Konstam has written the definitive masterpiece of the Battle of North Cape.” —Naval Historical Foundation   “An excellent read and strongly recommended . . . thoughtful and totally engrossing. . . . If you are interested in the Royal Navy in the Second World War, the Arctic convoy campaign or capital ship actions, The Battle of the North Cape is well worth its cover price.” —The Naval Review  
Available since: 06/25/2009.
Print length: 176 pages.

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