Battle in the Artic Sea

Battle in the Arctic sea

Prologue: In 1943 Russia was at war with Germany. To help Russia in her struggle, Britain was furnishing her with war material, transported by ships over the Arctic Ocean. My uncle served on a cruiser that accompanied one of those ship convoys. This is his story.

As so often happens with the greatest adventure in one’s life, it started by accident. At that time, in November 1943, I was working at the Admiralty in London. My job title was : wireless operator, but I had very little to do with transmitting messages – either by radio or morse. Most of the time I was in the War room, assigned to just pinning coloured pins on charts to show the movement of ship convoys over the Atlantic.

One day, my chief called me to his office.

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