Despatches in this volume include those relating to the sinking of the German battleship Graf Spee in the Battle of the River Plate in 1939, the loss of the battleships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse in the Far East, the sinking of the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst in 1943, the attack on Tirpitz by midget submarines, the contribution by British Pacific Fleet to the assault on Okinawa in 1945 (which included four Royal Navy battleships), and the sinking of Bismarck in 1941.
This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.
DESPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: CAPITAL SHIPS AT WAR 1939-1945
In this volume in the Despatches From the Front series, the war of the Capital ships are covered. Actions featured include the entrapment and destruction of the pocket battleship Graf Spee in 1939; the loss of the battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse by the Japanese; the sinking of the Scharnhorst in 1943; and the attack on the Tirpitz by midget submarines.