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WW2: Arctic Convoy: Battle of North Cape: The sinking of the Scharnhorst.: (Rapid Reads: Under 1 Hour). (Digital Military History: WW2 Series.) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Devaney , WW2 Military Crime
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Amazon's Best Selling 'Digital Military History: WW2 Series.' *Ideal for all ages, as a commercial & educational read.


About The Author
Alex Devaney is an Independent Publisher, Author and Freelance Writer. Since receiving a Honours Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing from London School of Journalism, Alex has had numerous articles published on Military History, Social History and Military Crime. Alex has also published ten ebooks on Military History.

5 Star Amazon Review (UK Site) 'Trevob.'
Deserves to be in my top ten reads. A fantastic insight into the hell our sailors went through.

3 Star Amazon Review. (Canadian Site) Bruce Best.
A short book about seamen in WW2. I liked the story about his father. It gives details of which ships were involved.

4 Star Amazon Review. (USA Site) Jeff Thomas.
Good account of the dangers faced by those who sailed around the Arctic Circle. The sacrifices these men and ships made don't receive the attention they deserve.

World War Two: Arctic Convoy - Battle of North Cape: All Navy & Aviation ebooks with Maps, Photographs and Famous Leaders.


During WW2 the arctic convoys endured treacherous weather and heavy bombardment from the Luftwaffe and U-boats, as they sailed perilously close to Nazi occupied Norway. Many ships and young seamen were lost at sea, as the convoys brought vital aid to the Russian ports of Archangel and Murmansk. However, the advent of new technology such as; ASDIC, an earlier form of sonar; the Enigma Machine and anti-submarine weapons, helped the arctic convoys fight back, during the four arduous years of their campaign.

The Russian convoys were escorted by the British navy, American navy and the Canadian navy. My late father, John Richards, then 20, served on the 'Fort Astoria,' which was part of the JW.55A/JW.55B convoys, which led to the Battle of North Cape. This famous naval battle climaxed with the sinking of the German battle cruiser, 'The Scharnhorst,' and the loss of nearly 2,000 German sailors.

  • This e-book has been accurately researched and proof read. It is ideal for 'YA Readers' and readers with a 'General Interest' in WW2.

  • Scroll up and click on the 'Look Inside' feature of this e-book - at the top left hand side of the page.



  • Tags: Kindle Short Reads, Arctic Convoys, War Crime, Luftwaffe, U-boats, Military Crime, WW2 Campaigns, Russian sea ports, Archangel, Murmansk, ASDIC, Enigma Machine, anti submarine weapons, German battlecruiser Scharnhorst,


    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 3729 KB
    • Print Length: 41 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Top Ten Military History Publisher. (17 Jan. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00B90E3PI
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Not Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,478 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    Alex Devaney is an Independent Publisher, Freelance Writer and Author. Since receiving a Honours Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing from London School of Journalism, Alex has written numerous articles and has published twelve ebooks on Military History.

    Alex Devaney is the author of Amazon's 'Best Selling' WW1 & WW2 Digital Military Crime Series. These short ebooks are written in an easy to read style; packed with photographs, maps and leading personalities of the day. *Ideal for readers of all ages with a general interest in WW1 & WW2 stories.

    2015 UPDATE:*More WW1/WW2 ebooks in the Spring.*(Also doing crime & mystery stories under another pen name).

    Alex Devaney lives in the United Kingdom.



    Customer Reviews

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    4.0 out of 5 stars True Story 27 Jan. 2014
    By Shaz
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Very good detail. For a short true story this was rather gripping. Excellent read for a wartime enthusiast. Get reading.
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    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Attic convoy Heroes 11 Aug. 2013
    By Tone:
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    A concise price of information about the Attic Convoys and what they suffered and the constant attacks by the Germans. Enjoyable.
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    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    A short read it has it's points but you don't get to grips with the events it needed more content shame is that those who served on the convoys are for the most part on longer with us - so what personal experiences some of them could have told us is lost.
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    4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Beware! 10 Mar. 2013
    By A Dewar
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Admittedly this book only cost 77p, but I would rather have put the money toward a tome worth reading.
    If you enjoy military history written by what appears to be a slightly illiterate 10 year old in awe of her Granddad, this is the book for you. If not, save both your money and time and leave this one alone.
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