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River Plate, Battle of the, 1939 (Topical Term)

Preferred form: River Plate, Battle of the, 1939
Used for/see from:
  • Plate, Battle of the, 1939
  • Punta del Este, Battle of, 1939
  • Earlier heading: Rio de la Plata, Battle of the, 1939
  • Earlier heading: Rio de la Plata, Battle of the, Uruguay, 1939

Britannica Micro.: v. 5, p. 404 (Graf Spee: after sinking several merchant ships in the Battle of the Atlantic, it was sighted on Dec. 13, 1939, off the Rio de la Plata estuary by a british search group. At 6:14 Harwood's three ships attacked ...)

LC database, May 20, 2002 (battle of the River Plate; battle of the Plate)

Oxford companion to WWII, 1995 (River Plate, battle of)

Sanderson, M. Sea battles, 1975 (River Plate; 300 mi. east of the Plate estuary)