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The Battle of the River Plate

Dudley Pope

The Battle of the River Plate

by Dudley Pope

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Published by Avon Books (Mm) .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7432695M
ISBN 100380710455
ISBN 109780380710454
OCLC/WorldCa22417632

Buy Battle of the River Plate Reprint by Pope, Dudley (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(14). The Battle of the River Plate was the first major naval confrontation of the Second World War, and it is one of the most famous. The dramatic sea fight between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax and Achilles off the coast of South America caught the imagination in December Price: £

  Buy a cheap copy of The Battle of the River Plate: The Hunt book by Dudley Pope. This tale of the Battle of the River Plate follows the machinations of the German war machine as Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff commands the pocket battleship Graf Free shipping over $/5(1). Buy The Battle of the River Plate 2nd Revised edition by Pope, Dudley (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(14).

A Compilation of documents and photos with details of the famous ww2 navel sea engagement, Battle of the River Plate, December Excerpt: The official Dispatch Summary Extract from lectures presented by SIR EUGEN MILLINGTON DRAKE, K.C.M.G. Based upon the Official Dispatch: dated December 30th, , by the late ADMIRAL SIR HENRY HARWOOD, K.C.B. PART 1 - THE 'GRAF SPEE'S' 5/5. crew on 17 December, turned the Battle of the River Plate into a major British victory – and a welcome morale boost for the Allied cause. Achilles’ role in the battle was a special source of pride for New Zealanders, who welcomed the ship’s crew home at huge parades in Auckland and Wellington in File Size: 1MB.


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Battle of the River Plate: A Grand Delusion (Campaign Chronicles) Richard Woodman. out of 5 /5(17). From the front flap of this page book: "An enthralling account of the men, ships and tactics which culminated in the gallant naval action that so brilliantly began Britain's war at sea/5(13).

The Battle Of The River Plate [Landsborough, Gordon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Battle Of The River Plate/5(17). The Battle of the River Plate was the first major naval confrontation of the Second World War, and it is one of the most famous.

The dramatic sea fight between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax and Achilles off the coast of South America caught the imagination in December /5(9).

The Battle of the River Plate on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Overall, an excellent book. Dudley Pope, author of many books, both fiction and non-fiction, has written another excellent nautical story. It details in a reasonable amount of detail the story of the Graf Spee, from her departure from Nazi Germany into her eventual demise in the River Plate in Uruguay in December of that year/5(13).

The dramatic sea fight between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax, and Achilles off the coast of South America in December is seen as one of the classics of naval warfare.

Woodman argues that the long-accepted interpretation of events is ripe for closer scrutiny and reevaluation/5. Battle of the River Plate book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. An article about the Battle of the River Plate, which took place /5. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index.

Description: xx, pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, chart. The Battle of the River Plate ’s author, Dudley Pope, was a British naval historian who may be best known for his Lord Ramage series of maritime adventure novels.

Pope joined the British merchant marine in the early years of World War II, and was one of the few survivors when his merchant ship was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat.4/5. Description: This tale of the Battle of the River Plate follows the machinations of the German war machine as Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff commands the pocket battleship Graf Spee on a mission to cripple British shipping.

The dramatic sea fight between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax, and Achilles off the coast of South America in December is seen as one of the classics of naval warfare.

Woodman argues that the long-accepted interpretation of events is ripe for closer scrutiny and reevaluation. The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle of World War II and the only battle of World War II to take place in South America or its waters. The Graf Spee was one of three Deutschland Class “pocket battleships” built by the Germans in the interwar period to get around treaty restrictions imposed after World War I.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, chart, portraits ; 18 cm. Battle of the River Plate, 2nd ed. is a page illustrated book contaning miniature tactical level World War II naval rules covering the December, Battle of the River Plate involving the German pocket battleship Graf Spee and three Royal Navy cruisers which took place off the east coast of South America.

The two-player game uses Minden's Battleship Captain game : Minden Games. This Battlegame Book is a page book containing a WW2 tactical naval game for 2 players, using simplified Battleship Captain system, with full rules, River Plate, Denmark Strait, Mers-El-Kebir scenarios, 20 rated warships (BB, BC, CA, CL) at 1/ scale.

Updates and. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Strabolgi, Joseph Montague Kenworthy, Baron, Battle of the river Plate. London, Melbourne, Hutchinson & Co. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pope, Dudley. Battle of the River Plate. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press,© (OCoLC) Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: The Graf Spee's attacks on merchant shipping during World War II were put to an end after fierce action off the mouth of the River Plate.

Genre/Form: Book: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pope, Dudley. Battle of the River Plate. London, W. Kimber [] (OCoLC) Document Type. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pope, Dudley. Battle of the River Plate. London: Alison,© (OCoLC) Document Type: Book.Excellent, with new information about the battle of the river plate, it's made clear why Langsdorff made the decisions he did which led to the scuttling of the Admiral Graf Von Spee.

flag Like see review/5.The Powell and Pressburger film The Battle of the River Plate, issued in Britain inand the following year in America under the title The Pursuit of the Graf Spee, was based on the real episode in at the beginning of the Second World War.