Tag Archives: PQ17

The empathy revolution

I’m most grateful to all the people who have been in touch following the last two posts about my grandfather’s experiences on the Arctic Convoys. Coincidentally, as my cousin pointed out in his comment two weeks ago, my maternal grandfather … Continue reading

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Convoy (continued)

On 27 June 1942, convoy PQ17 set sail from Hvalfjord in Iceland for the Russian port of Archangel. The convoy comprised 35 merchant ships and a close escort of destroyers, submarines, smaller craft and two anti-aircraft ships, one of which, … Continue reading

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Convoy

Last week the chef at my mother’s care home handed me a hefty tome entitled The Arctic Convoys, 1941-1945 (a man of eclectic tastes he has previously lent me a DVD of Cream at the Albert Hall). As a keen … Continue reading

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