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NameThe Army At War. The Northern Garrisons. (By Eric Linklater)
CategoryAction on Land
DepartmentMinistry Of Information
Issued ForWar Office
SO.Code70-379
Published Aug/1941
Pages74
FormB
Size12 x 18.5
ARJ005.0/C
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Price£1.99
DescriptionThis book describes the authors visit to the northern island ports of Orkney, Shetlands, The Faeroes and Iceland and in doing so highlights the significance of these garrisons to the overall strategy of the Battle of the Atlantic. It provides a good indication of the nature of Iceland, the daily lives of the garrisoned men, the character of the local people and how the occupation of Iceland effected the country. It also shows a distinction between the Soldiers who played a critical role in preventing invasion but are desperate to see the enemy, as against the RAF who providing an obvious direct assistance to the convoys and thus invaluable service to the Battle of the Atlantic.
Organisations referenced
People referenced
Glossary referenced
British Army Göring, Hermann Wilhelm Aerodrome
Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) Hitler, Adolf Air Force Squadron
Home Fleet Aircraft Propeller
Lovat Scouts Aldis Lamp
Luftwaffe Amidships
Merchant Navy Anchor
Messerschmitt AG Anti-aircraft warfare
Nazi Party Army Education Certificate Second Class
RAF Coastal Command Astrodome
Royal Air Force Barrage balloon
Royal Army Service Corps Battalion
Royal Artillery Battleship
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Beam
Royal Pioneer Corps Bivouac sack
The Royal Navy Boche
War Office Bomber
Bow
Bren Gun
Bridge
Bristol Blenheim
Commanding Officer
Company
Compass
Convoy rescue ship
Corned beef
Corporal
Corvette
Cruiser
Depth Charge
Destroyer
Fairey Fulmar
Fairlead
Fathom
Fighter
Flying-boats
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor
Fore
Full general
Funnels
Garrison
Gunners
Heinkel He 115
Helm
Hull
Hun
Hurricane hawsers
Infantry
Jerry
Keel
Knot
Lance-Corporal
Line of communication
Lockheed Hudson
Machine gun
Merchantman
Messerschmitt Bf 110
Minesweeper
Mine
Naval Captain
Naval First Lieutenant
Naval fleet
Naval Propeller
Naval Trawler
Nissen Hut
Periscope
Platoon
Port
QF 12 pounder 12 cwt naval gun
Quarter
Ratings
Rearguard
Reconnaissance
Regiment
Rifle
Rudder
Sapper
Sergeant major
Sergeant
Shell
Shipboard Lifeboat
Short S.25 Sunderland
Stanchion
Starboard
Stem
Stern
Subaltern
Submarine
Swastika
Swell
Tank
Thompson submachine gun
Tommy Atkins (Tommy)
Top Hamper
Torpedo
Trim
Tug
U-boat
Undercarriage