The Battle of North Cape

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'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 battlecruiser's 1700 crew were saved.' The Nautical Magazine

'This book illuminates this forgotten and overlooked battle like an unexpected enemy star shell bursting out of the Arctic night.' IPMS

'Angus Konstam's book is an excellent read and strongly recommended.... thoughtful and totally engrossing....If you are interested in the Royal ...

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

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Overview

'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 battlecruiser's 1700 crew were saved.' The Nautical Magazine

'This book illuminates this forgotten and overlooked battle like an unexpected enemy star shell bursting out of the Arctic night.' IPMS

'Angus Konstam's book is 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.' Naval Review

On 25 December 1943 the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst slipped out Altenfjord in Norway to attack Artic 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781848845572
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Series: Campaign Chronicle
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 945,479
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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