SCAPA FLOW 1919. THE END OF THE GERMAN FLEET.

Ruge, Friedrich.


£25.00




1st.Eng.ed., 1973. 175 pp., 17 photo & other plates. D.j., 22 x 13cm. Nr. FINE. In November 1918, Germany surrendered and under the terms of the Armistice the High Seas Fleet sailed over to Scotland and was escorted by the Royal Navy to Scapa Flow for internment. There, in the following June, 11 capital ships, 13 cruisers, and 50 torpedo boats were scuttled by their German crews. The author served in torpedo boat B110 and was one of those interned. Following Jutland in 1916, Admiral Ruge gives a detailed account of the mutiny of the High Seas Fleet and its surrender and internment in 1918. He describes the harsh conditions for those on board, the order to scuttle, his experiences in a British POW camp, repatriation to Germany, and the successful British salvage operations. Contains interesting appendices and 17 illustrations.


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