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Doomed Destroyer

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
On March 1st 1940, Adolf Hitler ordered Operation Weserubung: the invasion of Norway. Having swept across Europe, the Nazi assault on Scandinavia was designed to secure the valuable iron ore being delivered by rail from Sweden to the Norwegian port of Narvik. To complete the task, Hitler sent ten large destroyers, with 220 Alpine Troops on each. Five smaller British H ...more
Kindle Edition, 560 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Clink Street Publishing
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Karen Cole
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
The sheer amount of information presented in Doomed Destroyer is incredible, there are detailed ship diagrams, photographs, diary entries, newspaper reports, radio transcripts, letters, the testimonies of survivors and the families, and far more. The book is mostly focused on the aftermath of The Battle of Narvik in which the destroyer, HMS Hunter was lost with the loss of most of the crew but the account actually opens with the ship's involvement in the Spanish Civil War when it was badly ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Comprehensive, with fascinating first-person accounts, but could have done with some cleaning up and reorganisation
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The author has created a book that is very heavy on factual details and also accounts. This is where I would recommend buying a paperback book as I think this would be more easy to follow than on an e-reader. It is packed with information about HMS Hunter and its crew.

There is everything from ship layout schematics, photographs, transcripts from the BBC World Service broadcasts, maps, newspaper reports and well; you start to get the picture of how much research and detail the
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