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"One of the great naval engagements of all time . . . [Pope's account] is a great contribution to the full understanding of this heroic sea fight." —The New York Herald Tribune Book Review
"When the reader is through the book he will rightly feel that he has been through the battle as well." —The New York Times
Pope's 1956 volume chronicles the British navy's pursuit of the Nazi battleship Graf Spee, which crippled the empire's oceangoing commerce. The German ship ultimately was pursued by 20 smaller British vessels. Three of them caught up to the Spee in South America's River Plate, where the ship met its doom. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.