By C. Shores, N. Franks, R. Guest

The main entire booklet written at the aces of the British Empire battling scouts devices in the course of international battle I, covers British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African and American pilots who have been concerned, has over 800 biographies of person scouts with their complete historical past, there's additionally an inventory of aces among gunners, bomber and Corps pilots.

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He hated the Orkneys; he hated that bloody Scapa Flow which was the reason for his being there, he’d rather be anywhere than in the bloody Orkneys; he was going to see his CO and ask for a Middle East posting; he’d rather go without leave than be up here. Life up here was too bloody lonely, too bloody meagre, too bloody cold! He broke down and cried. Nonplussed, amazed and innocent, I offered him my only bar of chocolate. The servicemen even had a name for this malaise. They called it ‘Orkneyitis’.

He then turned northwards towards Scapa Bay and, shortly before 1am, he spotted a battleship lying just over a kilometre off the eastern shore. She was anchored off Gaitnip, where her anti-aircraft guns were able to cover Kirkwall in case the town was attacked. Prien approached the battleship from the south, until he was within 3,600m (4,000 yards) of his target. He fired four torpedoes, although one failed to launch. 04am there was a small explosion forward, possibly from a torpedo striking the anchor cable.

Two out of every three crewmen from the battleship were killed the following day. (Stratford Archive) the anchorage. Kapitänleutnant von Hennig in U-18 submerged in the Pentland Firth and entered Hoxa Sound. However, when he encountered the makeshift anti-submarine boom stretched between Roan Head and Hunda he decided to give up on the attempt. In truth he could probably have dived beneath it. The current disoriented him and he came to periscope depth off Hoxa Head, only to be rammed by a converted trawler.

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