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ISBN:
9781843410058
Categories
Military, History & Adventure
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 August 2013
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
192
Illustrations
b/w throughout

Scapa

Britain's Famous Wartime Naval Base
by James Miller - Find out more about the author

 

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It was from Scapa Flow that the Grand Fleet sailed to Jutland in 1916; from there it was where Russian convoys set off; and it was in that beautiful, bleak anchorage that the German High Seas fleet committed the greatest act of suicide ever seen at sea — 'The Grand Scuttle' — before being raised and scrapped in one of the most astonishing examples of maritime salvage. It was also in Scapa that we have our last photographs of Kitchener before he boarded the Hampshire, sunk by mine off Marwick Head.

James Miller was born and brought up in Caithness. After working abroad and in London he returned to the north of Scotland to work as a full-time writer. His previous books published by Birlinn include The Dambuilders, The North Atlantic Front and Inverness.






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