Published September 1999
by Severn House Publishers .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||256|
A detailed and accurate account of the sinking of that fine ship Scharnhorst. A tragedy to realise that only 36 of her crew were rescued. A terrific read for those interested in warfare at s: 9. A detailed and accurate account of the sinking of that fine ship Scharnhorst. A tragedy to realise that only 36 of her crew were rescued. A terrific read for those interested in warfare at sea.5/5(9). The Loss Of The Scharnhorst book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The sinking of the Scharnhorst in December , althoug /5. Sinking the Scharnhorst The destroyers, and Belfast and Norfolk, did what they could to collect survivors from the bitter cold of the Barents Sea. They could find only 36 living men in the frigid darkness, some of them singing in the night: On a sailor’s grave no roses bloom.
Belfast and Norfolk closed and at sighted Scharnhorst and Belfast opened fire with starshell, completely surprising Scharnhorst. Five minutes later Norfolk engaged with her 8in guns. Adm Bey ordered a turn away from the cruisers to the south, but correctly estimated that the . The sinking of the Scharnhorst was an enormous psychological blow for the German nation, at the height of World War Two. The wreck has recently been . Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries Sink The Scharnhorst: April and over 8 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle/5(9). Fritz-Otto Busch is the author of The Sinking of the Scharnhorst ( avg rating, 17 ratings, 1 review), The Drama Of The Scharnhorst ( avg rating, Home My Books4/5.
While much has been written about the pursuit and sinking of the Bismarck in , the story of the Scharnhorst's last gallant sortie has received less attention. Konstam fills the gap with this accurate, compelling, and fast-reading account. The Scharnhorst's /5(30). Synopsis Since April , two great German battlecruisers have been sheltering in the French harbour at Brest. Their commander, Admiral Cilliax is afraid to take them to sea as he fears the British will destroy them. Now Hitler gives him an ultimatum: run the Channel or scuttle your ships!/5(9). As to the secondary sources, it seems extraordinary that John Winton's masterly `Death of the Scharnhorst' (), 'The Attack on St Nazaire' by Robert Ryder (John Murray, ), and Paul Brickhill's `The Dam Busters' () were ignored as these are surely the standard works for the Scharnhost sinking, the St Nazaire raid, and the Tallboy /5(27). The Scharnhorst is sunk in ‘Battle of the North Cape’ The Scharnhorst at her commissioning in , smaller than the Bismarck class, she was classified as a ‘pocket’ battleship or battlecruiser. Hitler had become disillusioned by his navy.