Published by Argyll Publishing in 2009, 160 pages. Paperback (N4531)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: On October 13th 1939 following a huge explosion in Scapa Flow, Orkney, one of the Royal Navy’s top battleships, HMS Royal Oak rolled over and sank. A German U-boat (U-47) had silently penetrated defences and done its work. A total of 833 men died...
This book is a revealing account of the tragedy. Told through declassified photographs and naval records, as well as statements from survivors, this is a dramatic and moving reassessment of the biggest loss of boy sailors in a single Royal Navy event in World War II