1st.ed., 1982. 200 pp., 16 photo-plates & 4 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G.+. The story behind the loss of the heavy cruiser HMS EDINBURGH in the icy Barents Sea in May 1942, one of the heaviest blows the Royal Navy had to endure during its long and hard experience on Arctic convoy duty. For the sinking of the cruiser was no ordinary loss, she was carrying a fortune in Russian gold, and became the focus of a salvage operation shortly before this book was published. The author speaks with some knowledge as he was a survivor of another cruiser, HMS TRINIDAD, a vessel which had survived a torpedo attack on the outward leg, repaired in Russia, only to be sunk on her way home less than two weeks after EDINBURGH went down.