On Christmas Day, 1943, blinded by the fury of an Arctic blizzard, encircled by enemy destroyers, the German battleship Scharnhorst fought for her life.The luck of the Scharnhorst had become a legend. In 1942 she had slipped unscathed through the Channel under the very bows of the British fleet to harry the Arctic convoy-routes. The British convoy which sailed for Murmansk on Christmas Eve, 1943, seemed a perfect target for another lightning raid. In fact it was a trap to lure the battleship into the open and then destroy her.This is the story of the Scharnhorst's dramatic sortie from her Norwegian lair.The story of a battle fought with outstanding courage against impossible odds until the most feared of all Hitler's battleships sank at last off North Cape.
Holocaust At Sea: The Drama Of The Scharnhorst
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