Konstam, Angus,

River Plate 1939 : the sinking of the Graf Spee / Sinking of the Graf Spee Angus Konstam ; illustrated by Tony Bryan. - 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits, color plans ; 25 cm. - Campaign ; 171 . - Campaign (Osprey Publishing) ; 171. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Days before the outbreak of World War II a handful of German commerce raiders put out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. Amongst them was the Panzerschiff ('armoured ship') Graf Spee, a formidable warship that boasted the firepower of a battleship but the size, speed and range of a cruiser. When World War II commenced, under the command of Captain Langsdorff the Graf Spee began a hunting spree across the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean that eventual took her to the River Plate in search of her next victim - an Allied convoy. Instead she found three Royal Navy cruisers under the command of Commodore Harwood, eager to put an end to the 'pocket battleship' that had been terrorizing Allied merchant ships." -- from the publisher's website.

9781472817952 1472817958

GBB676064 bnb

Admiral Graf Spee (Battleship)

River Plate, Battle of the, 1939.

D772.G7 / K66 2016