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

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published July 27th 2009 by Pen & Sword Maritime (first published June 2009)
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Jonathan
Jan 15, 2016 Jonathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book

It was a quick read but very enjoyable. I don't think the details regarding the sinking of the scharnhorst gets much coverage in most general history's.

I like the authors style of using the personal stories to assist and provide more details to the story, not making the personal stories the story itself. Of course due to the outcome the the German view isn't covered as well as the British.

Strongly recommended if interest in naval combat. Probably one of the first and last combats b
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A gripping and detailed account of the sinking of the Scharnhorst
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