73 North: The Battle of the Barents Sea - Dudley PopeLondon: Chatham Publishing, 2000, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Appendix;
From the cover: “On New Year’s Eve, 1942, four British destroyers fought off a massive German attack on their convoy in Arctic waters by the pocket battleship Lutzow, the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and six destroyers. Not one merchant ship was lost, and Hitler’s fury at this failure almost spelled the end of the German surface fleet. Bestselling author Dudley Pope’s thrilling account of this heroic action, in which Captain Sherbrooke of HMS Onslow won the Victoria Cross, is more than just a description of a battle: it is also an examination of two mighty navies and the psychology, training and discipline of the opposing commanders, showing that sheer power is not always a match for ingenuity and brazen courage.”