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The Battle of the River Plate

The Hunt for the German Pocket Battleship Graf Spee

by Dudley Pope

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Published by McBooks Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World history: Second World War,
  • River Plate, Battle of the, 1939,
  • Military,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History / Military / World War II,
  • Admiral Graf Spee (Battleship),
  • River Plate, Battle of the, 19

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8845161M
    ISBN 101590130960
    ISBN 109781590130964
    OCLC/WorldCa56111638


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The Battle of the River Plate by Dudley Pope Download PDF EPUB FB2

It details in a reasonable amount of detail the story of the Graf Spee, from her departure from Nazi Germany into her eventual demise in the River Plate in Uruguay in The Battle of the River Plate book of that year.

The book was written in the 's, and sadly for this book, some more detail has The Battle of the River Plate book public knowledge since it's publication/5(13).

Richard Woodman's The Battle of the River Plate: A Grand Delusion, isn't the first book I've read about the battle but it is probably the best, so far.

On the plus side, the author does present some interesting viewpoints and a few new tidbits of information and 3/5(9). This book is a nice description of the battle, but it loses a bit in the interpretation of the issues.

This book was originally written in18 years after the battle described, but it is too close to the battle to understand Langsdorff's position as a ship that, if found, would likely be chased down/5(17). The Battle of the River Plate: A Grand Delusion. A distinguished British maritime writer, Woodman offers a compelling reassessment of the British and German planning that led to the first and one of the most famous naval battles of World War II/5.

The Battle of the River Plate on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(6). An article about the Battle of the River Plate, which took place in December between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax and Achilles/5.

The Battle Of The River Plate [Landsborough, Gordon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Battle Of The River Plate/5(17).

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xx, pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, chart. Woodman argues that the long-accepted interpretation of events is ripe for closer scrutiny and reevaluation.

Using eyewitness accounts, he graphically reconstructs the daylong battle and pursuit and draws penetrating portraits of the battle's opposing commanders. This important new work is certain to become the subject of close study and debate.

Maps and black and white photographs; frontispiece black and white photograph. The definitive documentation of the scuttling of the German warship Graf von Spee and the Battle of the River Plate, in This large and heavy book precludes shipping outside the continental U.S.A.

Size: 25 x 19 x cm. Seller Inventory The Battle of the River Plate book   Pursuit of the Graf Spee () The Battle of the River Plate The Battle of the River Plate book title) Not Rated | 1h 59min | Action, Adventure, Drama | November (USA) In the first major naval battle of World War II, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship/10(K).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, chart, portraits ; 18 cm. The Battle of the River Plate: The Hunt for the German Pocket Battleship Graf Spee. This tale of the Battle of the River Plate follows the machinations of the German war machine as Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff commands the pocket battleship Graf Spee on a mission to cripple British shipping.4/5.

The Battle of the River Plate (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. The Battle of the The Battle of the River Plate book Plate.

Battle of the River Plate, 2nd ed. is a page illustrated book contaning miniature tactical level World War II naval rules covering the December, Battle of the River Plate involving the German pocket battleship Graf Spee and three Royal Navy cruisers which took place off the east coast of South America.

The two-player game uses Minden's Battleship Captain game : Minden Games. The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle of World War II and the only battle of World War II to take place in South America or its waters.

The Graf Spee was one of three Deutschland Class “pocket battleships” built by the Germans in the interwar period to get around treaty restrictions imposed after World War I. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: The Graf Spee's attacks on merchant shipping during World War II were put to an end after fierce action off the mouth of the River Plate.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Strabolgi, Joseph Montague Kenworthy, Baron, Battle of the river Plate. London, Melbourne, Hutchinson & Co.

This Battlegame Book is a page book containing a WW2 tactical naval game for 2 players, using simplified Battleship Captain system, with full rules, River Plate, Denmark Strait, Mers-El-Kebir scenarios, 20 rated warships (BB, BC, CA, CL) at 1/ scale. Updates and. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pope, Dudley.

Battle of the River Plate. London: Alison,© (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. Excellent, with new information about the battle of the river plate, it's made clear why Langsdorff made the decisions he did which led to the scuttling of the Admiral Graf Von Spee.

flag Like see review/5. Genre/Form: Book: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pope, Dudley. Battle of the River Plate. London, W. Kimber [] (OCoLC) Document Type. Three smaller British cruisers closed in on a German warship which, so Hitler had boasted, could out-sail any ship powerful enough to damage her, and out-gun any ship able to keep up with her an invincible began the Battle of the River Plate, story which has its duplicates in British naval history, but which nevertheless brought pride and inspiration into the hearts of a nation unwillingly at war once.

A Compilation of documents and photos with details of the famous ww2 navel sea engagement, Battle of the River Plate, December Excerpt: The official Dispatch Summary Extract from lectures presented by SIR EUGEN MILLINGTON DRAKE, K.C.M.G. Based upon the Official Dispatch: dated December 30th,by the late ADMIRAL SIR HENRY HARWOOD, K.C.B.

PART 1 - THE 'GRAF SPEE'S' 5/5. The Battle of the River Plate: The First Naval Battle of the Second World War The Battle of the River Plate: The Hunt for the German Pocket Battleship Graf Spree: The Hunt for the German Pocket Battleship Graf Spee The Battle Of The River Plate tally [] DVD/5(14).

Buy The Battle of the River Plate 2nd Revised edition by Pope, Dudley (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(14). Buy a cheap copy of The Battle of the River Plate: The Hunt book by Dudley Pope.

This tale of the Battle of the River Plate follows the machinations of the German war machine as Kapitan zur See Hans Langsdorff commands the pocket battleship Graf Free shipping over $/5(1). crew on 17 December, turned the Battle of the River Plate into a major British victory – and a welcome morale boost for the Allied cause.

Achilles’ role in the battle was a special source of pride for New Zealanders, who welcomed the ship’s crew home at huge parades in Auckland and Wellington in File Size: 1MB. The Battle of the River Plate was the first major naval confrontation of the Second World War, and it is one of the most famous.

The dramatic sea fight between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax and Achilles off the coast of South America caught the imagination in December Price: £ The Powell and Pressburger film The Battle of the River Plate, issued in Britain inand the following year in America under the title The Pursuit of the Graf Spee, was based on the real episode in at the beginning of the Second World War.

If your idea of the Battle of the River Plate is based on Peter Finch's portrayal of Captain Karls Langsdorf, commander of Admiral Graf Spee in the classic movie then this book has plenty to offer.

The battle was the first major naval confrontation between the Price: £ Credit. Images from Achilles at the River Plate, by S.D. Waters War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington Further information on this image may be obtained through the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre website.

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Books. Go Search Hello Select your address /5(17). Harwood suspected that Graf Spee would try to strike next at the merchant shipping off the River Plate estuary.

With Cumberland being absent for repairs, Harwood deployed his other three cruisers off the estuary on 12 December.

In the ensuing Battle of the River Plate on 13 December, Harwood's cruisers were damaged, but so was Graf Spee, which fled to Montevideo in neutral s/wars: World War II – River Plate. Overall, an excellent book. Dudley Pope, author of many books, both fiction and non-fiction, has written another excellent nautical story.

It details in a reasonable amount of detail the story of the Graf Spee, from her departure from Nazi Germany into her eventual demise in the River Plate in Uruguay in December of that year/5(12).

Three smaller British cruisers closed in on a German warship which, so Hitler had boasted, could out-sail any ship powerful enough to damage her, and out-gun any ship able to keep up with her an invincible began the Battle of the River Plate, story which has its duplicates in British naval history, but which nevertheless brought pride Author: Gordon Landsborough.

The author tips a nod to the well-known eponymous movie of the Battle of the River plate that used the USS Salem as the Graf Spee and two real ships from the battle, the former HMNZS Achilles and the elderly HMS Cumberland.

He fully appreciates that the film is of a sort that transposes reality. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Command Decisions: Langsdorff and the Battle of the River Plate by David Miller at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on Pages:   The first naval battle of World War II took place just off the coast of Uruguay on Decem as the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee is cornered in the waters of the River Plate.

In the estuary of the River Plate along the southeast coast of South America, the final battle is joined: three lightly armoured British curisers take on one of the mightiest warships in the Atlantic.

Through a combination of incredible luck and sheer bravery, the British defeat the Graf Spee in the final days of /5(91). Pdf The Battle of the River Plate Reprint by Dudley Pope (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(10).Unlike most earlier works, Miller devotes just 14 pages to the ship’s 83 download pdf fight off the River Plate with three Commonwealth cruisers on Dec. 13, Miller actually beings by devoting quite a number of pages to a look at the work of German surface raiders during the First World War and on the impact of that war on the strategic.The Battle of the River Plate was the ebook major naval ebook of the Second World War, and it is one of the most famous.

The dramatic sea fight between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax and Achilles off the coast of South America caught the imagination in December /5(17).