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Flagship to Murmansk by Robert Hughes

Flagship to Murmansk by Robert Hughes

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Flagship to Murmansk

A Gunnery Officer in H.M.S. Scylla 1942-43

by Robert Hughes

Futura Publications, 1975,  paperback

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, some creasing, stamps to half title page, age toned pages (see photographs)

“Convoy PQ17, carrying food and armaments to Russia, lay, a twisted mass of rusting metal, on the bed of the Barents Sea, destroyed by the deadly German wolf packs that prowled the Arctic convoy routes.  It was vital that the next convoy reach its destination.
HMS Scylla was the flagship on that convoy, and Robert Hughes her gunnery officer.  Flagship to Murmansk is his story of the terrible year 1942-43, from that dramatic and terrifying journey through the bitter seas on Convoy PQ18, to escort duty in the dangerous waters along the North African coast, and back again to the savage Murmansk run.”

 

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