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The battle of the River Plate

Richard Woodman

The battle of the River Plate

a grand delusion

by Richard Woodman

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Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Admiral Graf Spee (Battleship),
  • River Plate, Battle of the, 1939,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-158) and index.

    StatementRichard Woodman.
    SeriesCampaign chronicles
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD772.G7 W66 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination164 p. :
    Number of Pages164
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23574224M
    ISBN 101591140404
    ISBN 109781591140405
    LC Control Number2007942084
    OCLC/WorldCa191245700


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Back. Battle of the River Plate: A Grand Delusion (Campaign Chronicles) Richard Woodman. out of 5 /5(17). From the front flap of this page book: "An enthralling account of the men, ships and tactics which culminated in the gallant naval action that so brilliantly began Britain's war at sea/5(13).

The Battle Of The River Plate [Landsborough, Gordon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Battle Of The River Plate/5(17). 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 /5(9). The Battle of the River Plate on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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(13).

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 in December is seen as one of the classics of naval warfare.

Woodman argues that the long-accepted interpretation of events is ripe for closer scrutiny and reevaluation/5. Battle of the River Plate book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. An article about the Battle of the River Plate, which took place /5. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index.

Description: xx, pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, chart. The Battle of the River Plate ’s author, Dudley Pope, was a British naval historian who may be best known for his Lord Ramage series of maritime adventure novels.

Pope joined the British merchant marine in the early years of World War II, and was one of the few survivors when his merchant ship was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat.4/5. Description: 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.

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 in December is seen as one of the classics of naval warfare. Woodman argues that the long-accepted interpretation of events is ripe for closer scrutiny and reevaluation.

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.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, chart, portraits ; 18 cm. 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. 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: Strabolgi, Joseph Montague Kenworthy, Baron, Battle of the river Plate. London, Melbourne, Hutchinson & Co. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pope, Dudley.

Battle of the River Plate. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press,© (OCoLC) 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.

Genre/Form: Book: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pope, Dudley. Battle of the River Plate. London, W. Kimber [] (OCoLC) Document Type. 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. 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.

The Battle of the River Plate (a.k.a. Pursuit of the Graf Spee in the United States) is a British war film in Technicolor and VistaVision by the writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric film stars John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, and Peter was distributed worldwide by Rank Film Distributors Ltd.

The film's storyline concerns the Battle of the River Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.

With John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim. In the first major naval battle of World War II, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship/10(K).

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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. 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. 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: £ 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.

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.

He captained HMS Ajax in the Battle of the River Plate in December In October he became Director of the Local Division at the Admiralty and in April he assumed command of HMS Howe.

In March he went on to be Director of Naval Ordnance at the s/wars: Battle of the 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). The Battle of the River Plate: A Grand Delusion: Richard Woodman: : Books.

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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:   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 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 /5(17).

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).Buy 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).