The Scapegoat (eBook): The life and tragedy of a fighting admiral and Churchill's role in his death

by Steve R. Dunn

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In the early days of the First World War, on 1 November 1914, in the seas off the Falkland Islands, the Battle of Coronel claimed 1660 lives, the worst British naval disaster for 100 years.

Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock, who died that day, had been badly advised and equipped, and sailed to engage with Vice Admiral Graf von Spee knowing that he and his men were almost certainly doomed. Why he took such a course of action, and who was really to blame for the disaster, form the core of The Scapegoat, Steve Dunn's definitive biography of one of the British navy's forgotten heroes.

Kit Cradock's story touches on the personal and the political, given Winston Churchill's role in the events at Coronel, and The Scapegoat reveals the full truth for the first time.

Steve R. Dunn is a successful businessman who has run large organisations on both sides of the Atlantic. He is married and lives in Barnt Green, Birmingham.

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