By James Miller
In the course of the global wars, the chain of island teams – Orkney, Shetland, the Faroes and Iceland – linking Europe to North the USA, received nice strategic value. working from its major base at Scapa stream, the Royal military and its allies sought to include the German naval hazard in the North Sea and guard the northern flank of maritime operations within the North Atlantic. This publication tells the tale of operations alongside this northern entrance in a sequel to the author’s prior account of Scapa move, operations that needed to cope with fierce climate in addition to a decided and able enemy. whereas the clandestine, bold operations of the Shetland Bus to keep up touch with occupied Norway are popular, another points of the tale have nearly pale from reminiscence: the Northern Patrol of armed service provider cruisers dependent in Shetland in among 1914 and 1918 that applied an efficient blockade on German trade; the lonely patrols of the Coastal Command flying boats; and the army career of the Faroes and Iceland in among 1940 and 1945. The publication additionally recounts a few impressive incidents, reminiscent of the arrest in 1914 of the workers of the Lerwick submit place of work, the laying and clearing of the North Sea mine barrage, and the VE Day riots in Reykjavik. Illustrated with over 100 archive images, this can be a attention-grabbing glimpse right into a theatre of warfare neglected through different naval background books.
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