Convoy! Drama In Artic Waters -::- Paul Kemp lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Brockhampton Press, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Jacket illustration: Convoy PQ18: The Mass Attack by Ju 88 Bombers of the Luftwaffe on Convoy PQ18 by John Hamilton. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: Some of the most hard-fought naval actions of World War Two took place in the most northerly waters of the world the Arctic Ocean. Ships progressively covered in ice, their crews steadfast in the bitter cold, battled through heavy seas, all the while under threat of attack from German submarines, aircraft and surface ships, as they braved the route from Britain to northern Russia.
The PQ/QP convoys began in late September 1941 and continued throughout the war. Despite pre-war ambivalence between Britain and Russia, the danger of the common enemy in Germany clearly dictated that all aid possible be provided but the greatest challenge was yet again that of limited Allied naval resources being over-committed.
German forces were initially slow to react to the vulnerability of the regular, heavily laden convoys but qui…
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Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.