Arctic convoys, 1941-1945

by Richard Woodman

Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime in Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Written in English
Published: Pages: 532 Downloads: 778
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Subjects:

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

Edition Notes

StatementRichard Woodman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD770 .W58 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 532 p. :
Number of Pages532
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19703742M
ISBN 101844156117
ISBN 109781844156115
LC Control Number2008271542

I first read this brilliant heart-stopping book years ago many times over and recently bought it again. This is the author's first book and he has written many more excellent sea stories too, but this one stands out for me; much in the way of the novel "The Cruel Sea" HMS Ulysses is a frigate which is part of the arctic convoy runs during World War II to Murmansk/5(). Convoys to Russia: Allied Convoys and Naval Surface Operations in Arctic Waters Kendal, England: World Ship Society, [While not focused on the Armed Guard, this useful volume contains a brief narrative history of each convoy, as well as a list of participating merchant ships, information on warships escorting each convoy, and. Arctic Convoys, The story of Allied merchant ships and crews who braved the frigid far north to extend a lifeline to Russia, filled with “sheer heroism and brazen drama” (Literary Review). Arctic Convoys, – by Richard Woodman. ebook. Sign up to save your library. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Kindle Book OverDrive Read MB; Adobe PDF eBook 35 MB; Adobe EPUB eBook MB; Arctic Convoys, – Embed Copy and paste the code.

14 Mar - Explore phoebeleigh's board "WW2 Arctic convoys" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Arctic, World war two and Royal navy pins. The Golden Comb (German: die Goldene Zange) was an anti-ship tactic developed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War for use against Allied convoys taking supplies to the Soviet Union by the Arctic route. It was first employed against Convoy PQ 18 in September PQ 17 was the code name for an Allied Arctic convoy during the Second World 27 June , the 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. 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 cour.

The author of a number of novels, his historical studies include Arctic Convoys , Malta Convoys , The 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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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/5(5).

Arctic Convoys: During the last four years of the Second World War, the Western Allies secured Russian defenses against Germany by supplying vital food and arms.4/5. Arctic Convoys by Richard Woodman,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(22). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book 1941-1945 book published.

The Arctic convoys, by Richard Woodman,John Murray edition, in English - Pbk. : Get this from a library. The Arctic convoys, [Richard Woodman] -- In the Royal Navy began running munitions & supply convoys to Northern Russia, battling through the Arctic Ocean & running a gauntlet of German air, surface & submarine attacks.

Woodman. The Arctic Convoys by Woodman, RichardJohn 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.

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These supplies were essential to the Russian war effort, and so the Germans were determined to. Get this from a library. Arctic convoys, [Richard Woodman]. Pen and Sword Books: Arctic Convoys - Paperback During the last four years of Arctic convoys Second World War, the Western Allies secured Russian defences against Germany by supplying vital food and arms.

About Us Contact Us Write For Us Price: £ Buy a cheap copy of Arctic Convoys, book by Richard Woodman. During the last four years of the Second World War, the Western Allies secured Russian defenses against Germany by supplying vital food and arms/5(3).

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.

The Kola Run was the Arctic Sea route by which Britain supplied the soviet army with vital armaments from to This thrilling book contains the first factual account of the stresses and strains, and the highlights and disasters, of the ships that fought through in convoy's to.

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/5(26).

Not a 'bad' book, as histories go. Used Arctic Convoys by Richard Woodman as a source, which was the better of the two/5(21). The Arctic convoys, [Richard Woodman] This is an account of the Arctic convoys, which, for the last four years of the war, supplied arms and ammunition to Soviet Russia.

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Related Subjects: (8. Arctic Convoys - By Richard WoodmanCasemate 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.

Winston Churchill called the Allied Arctic convoys to Russia between and “the worst journey in the world”. Tomorrow sees the opening of an exhibition marking the gruelling conditions. Eastward bound convoys were designated PQ; westbound, QP. PQ-1 sailed on 29 September Between that date and May77 convoys in all made the Murmansk Run, the Western Allies losing merchantmen and 18 warships.

Russian losses totaled at least 29 more merchantmen and an unknown number of warships/5(29). The Arctic Convoys By Woodman, RichardJohn Murray, London ISBN pages. Descripton: 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. Arctic Convoys: by Richard Woodman. For the last four gruelling years of the war, the Western Allies supplied arms and ammunition to Soviet Russia, essential to the Russian war effort.

Allied Merchant Ship Losses in Arctic Convoys, June – May (Source: Convoys to RussiaBob Ruegg/Arnold Hague, ). Published here for the first time, this volume presents a superb range of insights into this crucial effort of the Second World War.

This Naval Staff History describes the vital role of the Arctic Convoys, and was first issued by the Historical Section of the Admiralty as a confidential st. 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.

Customer reviews. /5(24). In the Royal Navy began running munitions & supply convoys to Northern Russia, battling through the Arctic Ocean & running a gauntlet of German air, surface & submarine attacks.

Woodman describes these remarkable actions Originally published: London: John Murray, Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index.

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$ Free shipping. item 2 Arctic Convoys by Woodman. Another interesting facet of the book is the brutality of the Soviets.

One of the worst managed convoys, PQ17, suffered 13 ships lost, one of which was a Soviet ship called the "Azerbajian". The survivors of this Soviet ship were marched off by the Soviets when they landed at Murmansk, never to be seen again/5.

An annotated map or diagram showing the route of the Russian convoys from the Clyde to Murmansk. THE ARCTIC CONVOYS | Imperial War Museums Do you have 5.

Arctic Convoys Richard Woodman: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search Your Store Deals Store Gift Cards Sell Help. Books /5(5). The Arctic Convoys by Woodman, RichardJohn 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 men involved.Joseph Leo Anthony Gradwell DSC (28 July – 8 November ) was a British barrister, a magistrate and a Second World War Royal Navy volunteer, who in July against orders, led his own RN-adapted trawler HMS Ayrshire and three merchant ships from the disaster of Convoy PQ 17 into Arkhangelsk, Soviet Union.Writing.

His main work is 14 novels about the career of Nathaniel Drinkwater, and shorter series about James Dunbar and William Kite, but he also has written a range of factual books about 18th century and WW2 history.

These include a trilogy of studies of convoys in the Second World War and a five volume history of the British Merchant Navy.