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Editorial Reviews. Review. “This volume fills in a part of history little known to the average student of the Second World War and is important in the wider.
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If man-made death didn't get you, the Arctic's weapons of ice and cold would. These natural weapons killed regardless of whose side you were on or how just was your cause. No one escaped unscathed. The story launches in October , when Germany and the Soviet Union began diplomatic maneuvering. The action accelerates with Winston Churchill's decision in to provide supplies to Soviet forces battling the German invasion. From this point until the closing days of WWII in spring , an unremitting sea battle raged within the confines of the always-lethal, ever-shifting Arctic ice pack and the savage Scandinavian coastline.

Nearly 4. The Allies fought to keep the sea lanes open to Murmansk while the Germans were determined to slaughter every ship which dared to make the attempt. By the end of the convoys, 98 ships had been lost. Forgotten Sacrifice reveals a timeless tale of determination, heroism, sacrifice, and the strength of the human spirit.

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Michael G. Coast Guard for six years as a commissioned officer and a senior petty officer.

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John's, Newfoundland; and New Orleans. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD If man-made death didn't get you, the Arctic's weapons of ice and cold would. These natural weapons killed regardless of whose side you were on or how just your cause. No one escaped unscathed. Author Mike Walling captures the convoy's bitter essence and reveals a timeless tale of determination, heroism, sacrifice, and the strength of the human spirit. Fateful Voyages. Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Return to Book Page. Preview — Forgotten Sacrifice by Michael G. The words "Murmansk Run" conjure visions of ice-laden ships and thoughts of freezing to death in seconds. For five long years, thousands of men and women fought ferociously in the coldest corner of hell on earth. Some fought for survival, some struggled to help others survive, and some sought to crush their enemies. If man-made death didn't get you, the Arctic's weapons of ice and cold would.

These natural weapons killed regardless of whose side you were on or how just was your cause.

WWII GERMAN U-BOAT & AIRCRAFT ATTACK ON ALLIED CONVOY MURMANSK 76794

No one escaped unscathed. The story launches in October , when Germany and the Soviet Union began diplomatic maneuvering. The action accelerates with Winston Churchill's decision in to provide supplies to Soviet forces battling the German invasion. From this point until the closing days of WWII in spring , an unremitting sea battle raged within the confines of the always-lethal, ever-shifting Arctic ice pack and the savage Scandinavian coastline. Nearly 4. The Allies fought to keep the sea lanes open to Murmansk while the Germans were determined to slaughter every ship which dared to make the attempt.

By the end of the convoys, 98 ships had been lost.

Forgotten Sacrifice reveals a timeless tale of determination, heroism, sacrifice, and the strength of the human spirit. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published October 23rd by Osprey Publishing first published More Details Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Forgotten Sacrifice , please sign up.

Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Apr 13, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: naval , military , history , ebook , non-fiction , ww2. Probably not the best written war history, it is a great collection of first person accounts but cries out for someone to put the events into context. Can someone call Sir Max or Mr Beevor and interest them in this story? I recommend this book highly but also suggest you go watch a few episodes of "Deadliest Catch" to put you in the mood for this unforgiving theater of wa Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II gets 4 Stars for bringing a little known arena of conflict to life.

I recommend this book highly but also suggest you go watch a few episodes of "Deadliest Catch" to put you in the mood for this unforgiving theater of war. The route, which was open to U-boat attack throughout its entire length, was limited to the west and north by ice and to the east and south by an enemy-occupied coast, well provided with anchorages whence surface forces could operate at will, and airfields from which aircraft could dominate 1, miles of its furthest east, and therefore most vulnerable, waters.

The whole route, including the terminal ports at each end, lay within range of enemy reconnaissance and at two points was crossed by German routine meteorological flights. British shore-based air support was confined to what could be given from Iceland and Sullom Voe in the Shetland Islands. The British seamen and the first of the American merchant seamen learned bitterly in the winter of about Arctic weather.

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The gales blew across the mile-widespace between Greenland and Norway and swept northeastward. The wind struck the slowly laboring columns of a convoy with an unbroken fury. The crews lived in almost perpetual darkness for days during the dark winter when the sun barely rose.

The positions of the ships ahead, on each side and astern were unknown; all were under complete blackout regulation. Convoy machine-gunners had orders to fire directly at any light shown. But another ship might be detected by a veering wind gust that held a tang of stack smoke, or her engine sounds, the thud of her propeller, the waves hammering her hull.

Forgotten Sacrifice - The Arctic Convoys of World War II. Author Michael G. Walling

Men strained to hear and to smell as well as to see. They explored the caverns of the wind in the lulls between gusts with extremely sensitized perception. Buffeting wind blurred their vision, and the unwilled tears froze on their cheeks. The eyebrows and eyelashes were frozen. Their lashes would fall off later, painfully, in the heated quarters of the ship.

Breath was agony if taken fully before the wind; a man turned aside, breathed, swung back and examined the reaching dark again.

A good accounting of the entire series of Artic convoys, as well as individual battles. Survival, if you had to go in the water, was measured in minutes. Many stories of heroism are told. Here is a story from one crew torpedoed on the run to Murmansk: On arrival in Murmansk, the survivors were transferred to Chaser for the passage home.