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The Road to Russia: Arctic Convoys 1942-45: Arctic Convoys 1942-1945 [Kindle Edition]

Bernard Edwards
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Bernard Edwards, the formidable naval historian, has researched the fate of Convoys PQ13 and PQ17 bound from Iceland to Northern Russia as well as the westbound Convoy QP13. Attacked relentlessly by aircraft and U-boats, the former lost a total of thirty ships while QP13 ran into a British minefield off Iceland, losing seven vessels. The Road to Russia is an important addition to the bibliography of this bitterly fought campaign.

About the Author

Captain Bernard Edwards spent 37 years at sea with the Merchant Navy commanding ships trading worldwide before retiring to pursue his second career as a Naval historian. His knowledge of the sea and ships has enabled him to write a series of internationally recognised works including Beware Raiders! (Pen & Sword), They Sank The Red Dragon, Attack and Sink and Salvo!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (16 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN5VBBQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arctic Convoys 18 July 2009
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This book is excellent. I have been researching my father's wartime experience which included a trip to Russia one way on PQ3 and the return on QP13. This book provides clear information about all the convoys and almost reads like a novel - I couldn't wait to find out what happened next and could hardly put the book down until it was finished. It made me appreciate all the more the conditions these wartime heroes had to endure from the terrible weather and the seasickness to the fear of the permanent threat of attack both from the air and under the sea. I thoroughly recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Misnomer 9 Mar 2011
By Lionel
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An excellent book.Very well written but beware it specifically concentrates on 1942 which is clearly stated on the cover. Amazon however refer to it covering the period 1942-1945.The book only covers 1942 and principally Convoys PQ13 and PQ17 whereas I was looking for information on a later period round about PQ61. Due to the error this book was of little help to my research.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars forgotten heroes 28 Sep 2013
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This book gives a glimpse into a horrific world of violent painful and very lonely death at sea that fortunately we the people that were born after ww2 have never had to experience.The generations born since then have absolutely no right to criticize any of the decisions that were taken during that horrific war but we must try and honour and never forget those brave unselfish men who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live as free people.
This should be read as part of our childrens education in Schools
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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An extremely interesting historical perspective of some key convoy runs to Russia. Portrays some of the individual traumas and experiences that people were subjected to during these horrendous voyages. They really deserve the recognition which has taken so long to achieve! So very shameful of UK government to drag this recognition out for so long. Perhaps we need to send politicians and civil servants on the equivalent of these voyages to help them appreciate the human suffering and cost involved!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive account 30 Nov 2013
By J
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Although comprehensive we don't get overwhelmed with detail. Just enough facts to understand the enormous undertaking this was.
Even though i read the book i still don't understand why the Russian (govt.) weren't more grateful or indeed gave us much support as we neared their coastline.
Having said that their own sacrifices were enormous, even if you pro-rata it to the population.
Reccomened
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
By trevob
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Made shiver just reading this book and so well written
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3.0 out of 5 stars They were very brave men . 7 July 2014
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I got this book with some interest because my grandfather was in the merchant navy 39 to 45 he was on the Russian convoys and Malta convoys sunk twice lost in a open boat .and then they did not get a medal or thanks that the royal navy got .
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5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding 5 July 2014
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Brilliant book ,tells it like it was. Sadly these men never received the recognition they surely deserved. We'll done author .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Gone but not forgotten
Tragic well written account of a sacrifice my grandfather and his fellow sailors made
I now know the value of the arctic star I have acquired
Published 1 month ago by michael doherty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellant. You feel the cold reading it
Published 2 months ago by robhalford
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value
A good read if your interests are WW2 bought this on Kindle.
Published 3 months ago by uel
4.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read and very incisive
Now I know what my father did during the war. A brilliant read and very incisive.
Published 4 months ago by Phil Duffy
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning read
A complete history of the Arctic Convoys would be impossible in one book without becoming a touch turgid, so Edwards' approach here is to single out a select few, some of the most... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Phil Riddiford-Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars the information and facts made compelling reading
Reading the book made me feel like I was there very we'll written I enjoyed it immensely . Very good
Published 8 months ago by L. Barden
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Well written informative book, well worth a read an insight into a harrowing experience for young men of the time.
Published 8 months ago by Ronald L Hart
5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly worth a. Read.
great read about the brave. men who manned. the ships. on. the arctic convoys during the. dark. times of the second world war.
Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars arctic convoys
I enjoyed this book, have read many accounts of the convoys, cannot believe how badly the merchant seamen were treated, not only by our Russian allies, but the british government... Read more
Published 9 months ago by les
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