HMS Gloucester: The Untold Story


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On 22 May 1941 the cruiser HMS Gloucester (The Fighting 'G') was sunk by aircraft of the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Crete. Of her crew of 807 men, only 83 survived to come home at the end of the War in 1945. It is unknown how many men went down with the ship and how many died in the sea clinging to rafts and flotsam during the many hours before the survivors were finally rescued by boats searching for German soldiers who were victims of a previous British naval attack. The fact that Allied destroyers were in the ...

HMS Gloucester: The Untold Story 2005, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9781844151226


HMS Gloucester: the Untold Story 1999, Wear Valley Writers, Bishop Aukland

ISBN-13: 9780952219422