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The Phantom of Scapa Flow

. Alexandre Korganoff



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Goodall Publications Ltd
01 April 2021
On the night of 13/14 October 1939, the German commander of U-boat U-47, Gunther Prien, steered past the sunken block ships and chains which inadequately protected the British naval base at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. The U-Boat sank the old British World War I battleship HMS Royal Oak and then escaped into the North Sea. The loss of the Royal Oak was insignificant in naval terms though over 800 men perished with her, however this was a bitter blow to British moral. There have been two 'Phantoms' of Scapa Flow. The first was U-47 and how she slipped through the heart of the heavily defended base. The second was the insistence of Prien that he hit two warships that night. The British Admiralty admitted only to the loss of Royal Oak. The second phantom is that unknown ship claimed by Prien. This book investigates both phantoms beginning with a dramatic reconstruction of the German operation. The second part is the result of research in both Britain and Germany including much evidence gathered from surviving eye witnesses on both sides. In a series of appendices the various conflicting facts and opinions are laid before the reader, producing a remarkable picture of the actual events.
By:   . Alexandre Korganoff
Imprint:   Goodall Publications Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
ISBN:   9781910809792
ISBN 10:   1910809799
Pages:   220
Publication Date:   01 April 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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