The Testaments out now
Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II (Paperback)
  • Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II (Paperback)
zoom

Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 292 Pages / Published: 20/01/2016
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
In 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union in the largest offensive operation ever undertaken. Operation Barbarossa saw defeat after defeat heaped on the Soviet army. With Russia's forces left staggering under the strain and in desperate need of supplies, Britain and the United States launched an ambitious operation to resupply the Soviet Union using convoys sent through the Arctic. Their journey was punctuated by torpedo attacks in freezing conditions, Stuka dive bombers, naval gun fire, and weeks of total darkness in the Arctic winter, with ships disappearing below the waves weighed down by the ice and snow on their decks. Drawing on hundreds of oral histories from eyewitnesses and veterans of the convoys, plus original research into the Russian Navy archives at Murmansk, historian Michael G. Walling offers a fresh retelling of one of World War II's pivotal yet largely overlooked campaigns.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472811103
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 405 g
Dimensions: 233 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"If the Nazis didn't get you, the weather would in this truly hellish front: the icy U-boat and Luftwaffe-patrolled lend-lease lifeline to Russia."
--Gene Santoro, "World War II "(November/December 2012)
..".through this book I definitely had gained a renewed sense of appreciation for the thousands upon thousands of civilian seamen who had contributed to the war effort, many of whom passed into history without ever receiving their due recognition."
--Peter C. Chen, "World War II Database "(October 2012)
..".tells the complete story of the Allied forces' Arctic Convoys and the role they played in helping Russia repel the Germans. It uses literally hundreds of oral histories from eyewitnesses and veterans of the convoys plus original research in the Russian Naval archives at Murmansk to retell a campaign that has received relatively little in-depth focus in the chronicles of World War II, and is a top pick for any military history holding."
--James A. Cox, "The Midwest Book Review "(January 2013)
"This volume fills in a part of history little known to the average student of the Second World War and is important in the wider knowledge of that time."
- Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org
"Relying on anecdores from the written accounts of crewmen who served on board the merchantmen and their naval escorts, Walling provides readers with unforgettable snapshots of the horrendous experiences they faced during cobat in ... frigid waters."
- "Naval History "magazine (June 2013)

This volume fills in a part of history little known to the average student of the Second World War and is important in the wider knowledge of that time. "Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org"

Relying on anecdores from the written accounts of crewmen who served on board the merchantmen and their naval escorts, Walling provides readers with unforgettable snapshots of the horrendous experiences they faced during cobat in ... frigid waters. "Naval History magazine (June 2013)"

If the Nazis didn't get you, the weather would in this truly hellish front: the icy U-boat and Luftwaffe-patrolled lend-lease lifeline to Russia. "Gene Santoro, World War II (November/December 2012)"

...through this book I definitely had gained a renewed sense of appreciation for the thousands upon thousands of civilian seamen who had contributed to the war effort, many of whom passed into history without ever receiving their due recognition. "Peter C. Chen, World War II Database (October 2012)"

...tells the complete story of the Allied forces' Arctic Convoys and the role they played in helping Russia repel the Germans. It uses literally hundreds of oral histories from eyewitnesses and veterans of the convoys plus original research in the Russian Naval archives at Murmansk to retell a campaign that has received relatively little in-depth focus in the chronicles of World War II, and is a top pick for any military history holding. "James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (January 2013)"

." . . effectively tells the story of the sailors or dared fight both man and nature." "WWII History""


This volume fills in a part of history little known to the average student of the Second World War and is important in the wider knowledge of that time. Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org

Relying on anecdores from the written accounts of crewmen who served on board the merchantmen and their naval escorts, Walling provides readers with unforgettable snapshots of the horrendous experiences they faced during cobat in ... frigid waters. Naval History magazine (June 2013)

If the Nazis didn't get you, the weather would in this truly hellish front: the icy U-boat and Luftwaffe-patrolled lend-lease lifeline to Russia. Gene Santoro, World War II (November/December 2012)

...through this book I definitely had gained a renewed sense of appreciation for the thousands upon thousands of civilian seamen who had contributed to the war effort, many of whom passed into history without ever receiving their due recognition. Peter C. Chen, World War II Database (October 2012)

...tells the complete story of the Allied forces' Arctic Convoys and the role they played in helping Russia repel the Germans. It uses literally hundreds of oral histories from eyewitnesses and veterans of the convoys plus original research in the Russian Naval archives at Murmansk to retell a campaign that has received relatively little in-depth focus in the chronicles of World War II, and is a top pick for any military history holding. James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (January 2013)

." . . effectively tells the story of the sailors or dared fight both man and nature." WWII History

"

"This volume fills in a part of history little known to the average student of the Second World War and is important in the wider knowledge of that time." --Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org

"Relying on anecdores from the written accounts of crewmen who served on board the merchantmen and their naval escorts, Walling provides readers with unforgettable snapshots of the horrendous experiences they faced during cobat in ... frigid waters." --Naval History magazine (June 2013)

"If the Nazis didn't get you, the weather would in this truly hellish front: the icy U-boat and Luftwaffe-patrolled lend-lease lifeline to Russia." --Gene Santoro, World War II (November/December 2012)

..".through this book I definitely had gained a renewed sense of appreciation for the thousands upon thousands of civilian seamen who had contributed to the war effort, many of whom passed into history without ever receiving their due recognition." --Peter C. Chen, World War II Database (October 2012)

..".tells the complete story of the Allied forces' Arctic Convoys and the role they played in helping Russia repel the Germans. It uses literally hundreds of oral histories from eyewitnesses and veterans of the convoys plus original research in the Russian Naval archives at Murmansk to retell a campaign that has received relatively little in-depth focus in the chronicles of World War II, and is a top pick for any military history holding." --James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (January 2013)

." . . effectively tells the story of the sailors or dared fight both man and nature." --WWII History

You may also be interested in...

Operation Tabarin
Added to basket
Frozen in Time
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Ghost Ships of Archangel
Added to basket
Gebirgsjager vs Soviet Sailor
Added to basket
Arctic Convoys 1941-1945
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.