Battle of North Cape: The Death Ride of the Scharnhorst, by Angus Konstam

By Angus Konstam

On 25 December 1943 the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst slipped out Altenfjord in Norway to assault Artic convoy JW55B which was once sporting important conflict offers to the Soviet Union. yet British naval intelligence knew of the Scharnhorst's undertaking ahead of she sailed and the susceptible convoy was once safe through a wide Royal Naval strength together with the battleship Duke of York. In influence the Scharnhorst was once crusing right into a seize.

One of the main compelling naval dramas of the second one global battle had all started. Angus Konstam's gripping account tells the tale of this significant and under-studied naval conflict, and explains why the hopes of the German Kriegsmarine went down with their final nice send.

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