The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse

The End of the Battleship Era

Martin Middlebrook, Patrick Mahoney

 
Date Published :
September 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Price
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844150755
Pages : 366
Stock Status : Out of stock
$29.99
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Overview
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On the third day of the war with Japan, two Royal Navy capital ships were sunk off Malaya by air torpedo attack. They had not requested the air support that could have saved them and 840 men died in the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the battle cruiser HMS Repulse. The authors re-create for the reader not only what happened, but also what it was like for the men involved. They dispose of several myths to explain the events of those confused hours, and address the uncertainty, controversy and strong emotions that surrounded the militarily disastrous sinkings.

About The Author
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Martin Middlebrook has written many other books that deal with important turning-points in the two world wars, including The First Day on the Somme, Kaiser's Battle, The Peenemünde Raid, The Somme Battlefields (with Mary Middlebrook) and The Nuremberg Raid 30-31st March 1944 (all republished and in print with Pen and Sword).

Martin Middlebrook is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lives near Boston, Lincolnshire

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