The Arctic Convoys 1941-1945by Woodman, Richard
1994, John Murray, London
Excellent and complete work, possibly the best book yet written on the Arctic convoys. Well written and fun to read and a mixture of historical facts and stories told by the men involved.
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|19||"But after the sinking of USS Kearny and USS Reuben James,"||USS Kearny was, as referred to on page 15, only damaged by torpedo but not sunk.|
|38||"...Americans who in August (1941) assumed the responsibility of garrisoning Iceland".||U.S. Marines landed in Reykjavik, Icland on 7 July, 1941.|
|229||"...the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper flying the flag of Konteradmiral Miesel,"||Admiral in question is Konteradmiral Wilhelm Meisel.|
|309||On pages 309, 317, 333, and 339, the commander of the German Sixth Army is refferred to as ´von Paulus´.||It is common misbelief that Friedrich Paulus was of noble origin and is often referred to as ´von Paulus´.|
|475||Referring to five damaged U-boats on page 290, Reche's U-255 is listed twice.||One boat is missing from the list.|