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Arctic convoys

Brian Betham Schofield

Arctic convoys

by Brian Betham Schofield

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Published by Macdonald and Jane"s in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Arctic Ocean.
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Arctic Ocean.,
    • Naval convoys -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] B. B. Schofield.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD771 .S293
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 198 p., [32] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages198
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4276691M
      ISBN 10035401112X
      LC Control Number78302336

        The convoys were planned to sail monthly, but due to the special characteristics of the daytime and nighttime cycles in the Arctic Ocean, the crossings were suspended during the midsummer months when there was permanent daylight; they did sail during the winter months when the sun never rises and there is constant s: Arctic Convoys - By Richard Woodman , Casemate Publishers ISBN Paperback, pages. Descripton: During the last four years of the Second World War, the Western Allies secured Russian defenses against Germany by supplying vital food and arms. The plight of those in Murmansk and Archangel who benefited is now well known, but few are aware of the courage, .

        Convoys PQ-7A, with two ships, and PQ-7B, with nine, were heading to Russia when the commander of U spotted convoy PQ-7A and moved in for the attack, sinking the 5,ton steamer Waziristan, the first merchantman sunk on the Arctic Route. The Arctic convoys of World War II were oceangoing convoys which sailed from the United Kingdom, Iceland, and North America to northern ports in the Soviet Union – primarily Arkhangelsk (Archangel) and Murmansk in Russia.

      The Arctic Convoys by Woodman, Richard , John Murray, London ISBN pages Excellent and complete work, possibly the best book yet written on the Arctic convoys. Well written and fun to read and a mixture of historical facts and stories told by . The Arctic convoys are an integral part of this memory. These men are regarded as war heroes.” East Lothian, whose story appears in the book written by Commander Dairmid Gunn, recalls.


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The author of a number of novels, his historical studies include Arctic ConvoysMalta ConvoysThe Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic and a five volume History of the British Merchant Navy.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Arctic Convoys, –/5(26). Arctic Convoys book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. During the last four years of the Second World War, the Western Allie 4/5. Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II gets 4 Stars for bringing a little known arena of conflict to life.

Probably not the best written war history, it is a great collection of first person accounts but cries out for someone to put the events into context/5. Richard Woodman has done an excellent job describing the Arctic Convoys from Churchill’s political decision-making to the stokehold of tramp steamer at Murmansk.

Read the full review here. The Australian Naval Institute. Article: 'Woman stunned to find almost year-old photo of her dad in WW2 book in Oxfam' as featured byPrice: £ Vital convoys sailed the Arctic Ocean to Russia; A account of these voyages, follow these convoys through their years of action.

An entire chapter on the PQ17 Arctic convoys book, new revelations from Russian sources, and an unsentimental assessment of whether the price of. Russian Arctic Convoys Club - 21st Century. K likes. Our club has been set up by the families & friends of Veterans and we hope to bring you news of any events of interest around the ers: K.

PQ 17 was the code name for an Allied Arctic convoy during the Second World 27 Junethe ships sailed from Hvalfjord, Iceland, for the port of Arkhangelsk in the Soviet convoy was located by German forces on 1 July, after which it was shadowed continuously and attacked.

The First Sea Lord Admiral Dudley Pound, acting on information that German surface units, including the Location: Arctic Ocean. The author of a number of novels, his historical studies include Arctic ConvoysMalta ConvoysThe Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic and a five volume History of the British Merchant : Pen & Sword Books Limited.

Voices from the Arctic Convoys Aug It has been a long time coming as I have been working on aviation-based books for some time, but have also been working on a second book of 'Arctic Stories', of which I am about three-quarters of the way ers:   Read more about the Arctic Convoys: Through ice and fear for Russia.

If using any of Russia Beyond's content, partly or in full, always provide an active hyperlink to the original material. Buy Arctic Convoys by Woodman, Richard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(33).

Arctic Convoys Author:Woodman, Richard. Book Binding:Paperback / softback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. It remains the only comprehensive - albeit dated - monograph on the Arctic convoys, a primary source in its own right and an important addition to any library on the war at sea from to The beautifully reproduced colour charts of battles - bound into the text so they will not go adrift in a libary collection - alone almost justify the.

Email this Article. 17 Jul - Explore moiramanson's board "arctic convoys" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Arctic, Royal navy and Wwii pins. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Schofield, Brian Betham, Arctic convoys.

London: Macdonald and Jane's, (OCoLC) Arctic Convoys by Woodman, Richard and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The book deals in detail with the fate of the convoys PQ13 and PQ 17, bound from Iceland to North Russia, and the Westbound convoy QP Attacked by aircraft and U-boats, PQ13 and PQ17 lost between them a total of thirty ships while QP13, untouched by the enemy, ran into a British minefield off Iceland with the loss of seven : Excerpt: PQ 17 was the code name for an Allied World War II convoy in the Arctic Ocean.

In Julythe Arctic convoys suffered a significant defeat when Convoy PQ 17 lost 24 of its 35 merchant ships during a series of heavy enemy daylight attacks which lasted a week. The Arctic route was the most arduous of all convoy routes. The ever-present threat of attack from German U-boats and Luftwaffe bombers such as the dreaded Focke-Wulf Fw Condor were not all the Arctic convoys had to contend with.

They had to deal with severe cold, storms, fog, ice floes and waves so huge they tore at the ships armour plating.Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order.

ARCTIC CONVOYS By Richard Woodman **Mint Condition**.JUNE The invasion of Russia soon led to the introduction of the Russian or Arctic convoys with their dreadful conditions and after some months had elapsed, high losses in men and ships.