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NameThe Battle of the River Plate. An Account of events before, during and after the action up to the self-destruction of the Admiral Graf Spee.
CategoryAction at Sea
DepartmentAdmiralty
Issued Fornone
SO.Code20-9999
Published May/1940
Pages16
FormP1
Size15 x 24.5
ARJn/a
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Price£2.49
DescriptionThis book provides a blow by blow description of the Battle of the River Plate in which the British cruisers 'Ajax', 'Achilles' and 'Exeter' tracked and fought the german Pocket Battleship the 'Admiral Graf Spee' across the Atlantic until it eventually scuttled itself in the estuary of the River Plate. This was an early engagement in the war during Dec 1939.
Organisations referenced
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Glossary referenced
Admiralty Churchill, Winston Admiral
Merchant Navy George VI, King of the United Kingdom Afterglow
Royal Fleet Auxiliary Harwood, Sir Henry After
Royal Marines Hitler, Adolf Aircraft carrier
Amidships
Anti-aircraft warfare
Battlecruiser
Beam
Bow
Bridge
Broadside
Compass
Conn
Cruiser
Fore
Funnels
Helm
Hull
Hurricane hawsers
Knot
Pendant
Pocket Battleship
Port
Quarter
Ratings
Rear Admiral
Reconnaissance
Salvoe
Sergeant
Shell
Shipboard Lifeboat
Starboard
Stern
Swell
Topmast
Torpedo
Turret
Wheel-house