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Arctic Convoys 1941-1945

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Arctic Convoys 1941-1945 by Richard Woodman
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During the last four years of the Second World War, the Western Allies secured Russian defences against Germany by supplying vital food and arms. The plight of those in Murmansk and Archangel who benefited is now well known, but few are aware of the courage, determination and sacrifice of Allied merchant ships, which withstood unremitting U-boat attacks and aerial bombardment to maintain the lifeline to Russia. In the storms, fog and numbing cold of the Arctic, where the sinking of a 10,000 ton freighter was equal to a land battle in terms of destruction, the losses sustained were huge. Told from the perspective of their crews, this is the inspiring story of the long-suffering merchant ships without which Russia would almost certainly have fallen to Nazi Germany.
Release date Australia
March 12th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16PP B&W Photos
Imprint
Pen & Sword Military
Pages
532
Dimensions
156x234x42
ISBN-13
9781844156115
Product ID
1936898

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