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North Cape 1943

The German battleship Scharnhorst had a reputation for being a lucky ship. Early in the war she fought off a British battlecruiser and sunk a carrier, before carrying out two successful forays into the Atlantic. In the spring of 1943, the Scharnhorst was redeployed to Norway. There, working in concert with other German warships such as the battleship Tirpitz, she posed a major threat to the Arctic convoys – the Allied sea lifeline to Russia. Her presence, alongside Tirpitz, forced the British to tie down ships in Arctic waters.

  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Title: North Cape 1943: The Sinking of the Scharnhorst
  • Series: Campaign
  • First Published by: Osprey Publishing
  • First Published Format: PB
  • First Published Date: 26 November 2020
  • ISBN-10: 1472842111
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472842114

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