Black Saturday: The Royal Oak Tragedy at Scapa Flow (Fortunes of War Series)

Black Saturday: The Royal Oak Tragedy at Scapa Flow (Fortunes of War Series)

by Alexander McKee
     
 

In the early hours of Saturday, October 14th, 1939, just after the outbreak of the War, the Royal Navy suffered a stunning loss. The battleship Royal Oak, stationed inside the main base of the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow, was shaken by a number of explosions. She became a furnace, rolled over and within minutes, had gone to the bottom, with nearly 800 men trapped

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Overview

In the early hours of Saturday, October 14th, 1939, just after the outbreak of the War, the Royal Navy suffered a stunning loss. The battleship Royal Oak, stationed inside the main base of the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow, was shaken by a number of explosions. She became a furnace, rolled over and within minutes, had gone to the bottom, with nearly 800 men trapped inside. This daring feat of arms was eagerly seized upon by the Nazi propaganda service and they acclaimed Lieutenant Prien of U-47 as their first hero of the War. Hero because he had penetrated the defenses of ‘Impregnable Scapa’, where every previous attempt had failed. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841450452
Publisher:
Cerberus Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Fortunes of War Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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