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The Road to Russia: Arctic Convoys 1942-1945 Hardcover – 22 Jan 2002

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd; 1st edition (22 Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850528984
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850528985
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.9 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 419,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Y. Thomas on 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 By Lionel on 9 Mar. 2011
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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 By menzies reid on 28 Sept. 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 By Mr John A S Grandison on 28 Mar. 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J on 30 Nov. 2013
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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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An excellent read which outlines the extreme hardships & tragedies which befell those men of the WWII Merchant Navy convoys who struggled to get aid to the Russians who proved to be astonishingly ungrateful. The book does great honour to the men who made these voyages, some on numerous occasions, & the many who were lost. The author puts you on the ships bridge, in the engine room, & in the freezing waters of the Arctic Circle at the same time. It seems outrageous that for so many years after the war these men where never acknowledged & fitting that the remaining few have now been so.
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I was researching my Grandad Patrick Wilcock, of Kinsale on the Zaafaran who had been given and award for bravery.. I found an extract from the book which was clearly referring to my Grandad but he spelt the name wrong Willock. It was under a quote from Captain McGowan on page 153. A little disappointing but perhaps I will search on the wrong spelling to find out more.
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By trevob on 14 July 2014
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Made shiver just reading this book and so well written
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