Last Dawn, The: The Royal Oak Tragedy at Scapa Flow

David Turner

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Birlinn General

Due to be published: 3rd Jun '22

Pre-order - This paperback / softback title is not yet published, due 3rd Jun '22

£9.99

On 13 October 1939, HMS Royal Oak, one of the British navy’s top battleships, was destroyed at the Royal Navy’s main anchorage at Scapa Flow, Orkney. The audacious attack, by a German U-boat, was the first major blow against Britain of the Second World War. Over 800 lives were lost, including sailors as young as 14. This book

Have your books hand wrapped in our bespoke packaging with our kite sticker to tie it all together.

Description

On 13 October 1939, HMS Royal Oak, one of the British navy’s top battleships, was destroyed at the Royal Navy’s main anchorage at Scapa Flow, Orkney. The audacious attack, by a German U-boat, was the first major blow against Britain of the Second World War. Over 800 lives were lost, including sailors as young as 14. This book is a revealing account of the tragedy. Told through declassified photographs and naval records, as well as statements from survivors, it is a dramatic and moving reassessment of one of the most shattering events in British naval history.

Additional information

Dimensions 138 × 216 mm
Page Count 144