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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 (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,567 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 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 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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By trevob on 14 July 2014
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Made shiver just reading this book and so well written
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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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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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