THE SHIPS OF SCAPA FLOW

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McCutcheon, C. 96 Päg. Rústica. 24×17.

Categoría: ISBN: 9781445633862

Descripción

The island surrounding Scapa Flow made one of Britain’s best natural horbours, while the location at the norh of Scotland protected the approaches to the North Sea and Atlantic. The naval base was important during both wars but what makes Scapa Flow famous is its wrecks, the remains of a German fleet, which once numbered some 74 vessels, most of which were scuttled in 1919, as wel as the war graves of HMS Royal Oak an HMS Vanguard. This is the story of the ship of Scapa Flow, their sinking and their salvage, using many previously unseen images of the recovery an subsequent removal of many of the German battleships and cruiser to Rosyth dockyard in Fife for breaking up.