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73 North : the battle of the Barents Sea
Other title(s):
Seventy-three North
Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, [1988?]
Physical Description:
320 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published in 1958 as 73 North : the defeat of Hitler's navy.
Route Green -- The sea lord -- Zone of destiny -- 'In defeat, defiance' -- The problem -- Turkey time -- 'By hand of officer' -- Christmas Eve, 1942 -- 'Anchor aweigh' -- The row begins -- So much old iron -- Use caution ... -- Action stations -- Hipper attacks -- Onslow is hit -- The last signal -- Lützow joins in -- Shoot ... shoot ... shoot! -- The Lützow challenges.
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Call Number
940.5421 P81

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The events and decisions that culminated in the Battle of the Barents Sea-- what many consider to be the most important naval engagement of World War II's European theatre-- in which eight of the German navy's most powerful ships failed to sink a Russian convoy guarded by only four small British destroyers, are brought to life by the author in this tale of men struggling to carry out their orders in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

Author Notes

Author Dudley Pope was born in Ashford, Kent, England on December 29, 1925. At the age of 16, he joined the Navy as a midshipman, but was invalided out when his ship was torpedoed the next year. He became a journalist for a newspaper in Kent and in 1944, became the naval and defense correspondent for the London Evening News. In 1954, he published his first book, Flag 4, which was followed by other books on historical accounts. He is best known for his Nicholas Ramage series, which follows the exploits of Lord Nicholas Ramage during the Napoleonic Wars. The first book of this 18-book series was published in 1965. He died on April 25, 1997.

(Bowker Author Biography)