73 North: The Battle of the Barents Sea

By: POPE, Dudley

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POPE, Dudley. 73 North: The Battle of the Barents Sea. Ithaca, N.Y.: McBooks Press, (2005). First printing of this edition. Pp. (i)-xvii,[1],1-317,[1]. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "Pope brings together the events and decisions that culminated in this pivotal confrontation in which eight of the German Navy's most powerful ships failed to sink a Russian convoyguarded by only four small British destroyers. When news of the defeat rea ched Hitler, he became so incensed he ordered the German Fleet scrapped. InPope's hands, this story is not merely one of governments and over-arching strategies. It is also the tale of men struggling to carry out their order s in the face of overwhelming obstacles: of British Captain R. St. Vincent Sherbrooke, badly wounded and nearly blind, holding the line in his burningship; of German Admiral Kummetz, ordered to win, yet handicapped by Hitler 's directive "to not take any serious risk"; of sailors on both sides fighting the bitter cold and endless darkness of the Arctic winter. Pope brings it all to life with skill and authority." -from the rear cover. Owner's name crossed out with market on inside cover, else vg. 15.00

Title: 73 North: The Battle of the Barents Sea

Author Name: POPE, Dudley

Categories: 67,

Publisher: McBooks Press, Ithaca, N.Y., 2005, ISBN:1590131029:

Seller ID: 75562

Keywords: NAUTICAL HISTORY BATTLE OF THE BARENTS SEA WORLD WAR II NAVAL HISTORY,