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The Arctic convoys, 1941-1945

Author: Richard Woodman
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Maritime, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1941 the Royal Navy began running munitions & supply convoys to Northern Russia, battling through the Arctic Ocean & running a gauntlet of German air, surface & submarine attacks. Woodman describes these remarkable actions.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Woodman, Richard, 1944-
Arctic convoys, 1941-1945.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Maritime, 2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Woodman
ISBN: 9781526714251 1526714256
OCLC Number: 1043756477
Notes: Originally published: London : John Murray, 1994.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Book title; About the Author; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Maps; 1. 'The world will hold its breath'; 2. To the edge of the earth; 3. Undertaking the impossible; 4. 'Now there is no end to our troubles': Operation Dervish, and convoys PQl-6, QPl-4; 5. 'A matter of the highest urgency': Convoys PQ7A-11, QP4-7; 6. 'Ideal weather for carrier aircraft': Convoys PQ12, QP8; 7. 'Baptism of fire': Convoys PQ13, QP9; 8. 'Just a process of attrition': Convoys PQ14, QP10; 9. 'It is beginning to ask too much . . .': Convoys PQ15, QPll 10. 'Success was beyond expectation': Convoys PQ16, QP1211. 'It is not enough'; 12. 'A serious fleet operation': Convoys QP13, PQ17; 13. 'Sheer bloody murder': Convoy PQ17; Plate section; 14. 'An extremely hazardous undertaking': Convoy PQ18; 15. 'For eighteen days there was no let-up': Convoy QP14; 16. 'A tough blow for the Russians': Operation FB and convoy QP15; 17. 'Only destroyers': Convoys JW51A and B, RA51; 18. 'Dangerous work in hazardous circumstances': Convoys JW52-54A, RA52-54A; 19. 'An inconvenient, extreme and costly exertion': Convoys JW54A-55B, RA54B 20. We're going alongside the bastard!': Convoys JW55B, RA55A, The Battle of North Cape21. They never let me down': Convoys JW56A-58, RA55B-59; 22. 'Allies, or just two nations?': Convoys JW59-62, RA60-62; 23. We are having a bad time with the U-boats': Convoys JW63-64, RA63-64; 24. The true glory: Convoys JW65-67, RA65-67; Convoy dispositions; Notes; Sources and bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index
Responsibility: Richard Woodman.

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In 1941 the Royal Navy began running munitions & supply convoys to Northern Russia, battling through the Arctic Ocean & running a gauntlet of German air, surface & submarine attacks. Woodman describes these remarkable actions.

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