The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse: The End of the Battleship Era

The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse: The End of the Battleship Era

by Martin Middlebrook, Patrick Mahoney

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Overview

On the third day of the war with Japan, two Royal Navy capital ships were sunk off Malaya by air torpedo attack. They had not requested the air support that could have saved them and 840 men died in the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the battle cruiser HMS Repulse. The authors re-create for the reader not only what happened, but also what it was like for the men involved. They dispose of several myths to explain the events of those confused hours, and address the uncertainty, controversy and strong emotions that surrounded the militarily disastrous sinkings.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844150755
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 09/22/2014
Pages: 366
Sales rank: 855,019
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Martin Middlebrook has written many other books that deal with important turning-points in the two world wars, including The First Day on the Somme, Kaiser's Battle, The Peenemünde Raid, The Somme Battlefields (with Mary Middlebrook) and The Nuremberg Raid 30-31st March 1944 (all republished and in print with Pen and Sword).

Martin Middlebrook is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lives near Boston, Lincolnshire

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