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The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse

The End of a Battleship Era?

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The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse by Martin Middlebrook
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On Wednesday 10 December 1941, the third day of the war with Japan, two Royal Navy capital ships were sunk off Malaya by air torpedo attack. They had not requested the air support that could have saved them and 840 men died in the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the battle cruiser HMS Repulse. Taking full advantage of British Second World War documents and the Japanese Official History, the authors re-create for the reader not only what happened on that sunny morning, but also what it was like for the men involved. They dispose of several myths to explain what happened in those confused hours, and address the uncertainty, controversy and strong emotions that surrounded the militarily disastrous sinkings and the tragic aftermath.

Author Biography

Martin Middlebrook has written many other books that deal with important turning-points in the two world wars, including The First Day on the Somme, Kaiser's Battle, The Peenem nde Raid, The Somme Battlefields (with Mary Middlebrook) and The Nuremberg Raid 30-31st March 1944 (all republished and in print with Pen and Sword). Martin Middlebrook is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lives near Boston, Lincolnshire
Release date Australia
January 16th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Ill.
Imprint
Leo Cooper Ltd
Pages
366
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781844150755
Product ID
1757262

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