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PQ17: An Arctic Convoy

Article about: I watched it, and yes, it was a real mess based on bad decisions, but what I did'nt understand was how a senior officer with a proven brain tumour, was allowed to make such important decisio

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    Default PQ17: An Arctic Convoy

    Did any of you see this fascinating documentary on BBC2 last night !

    There were some very bad decisions made with catastrophic results!

    Watch it here if you missed it:

    BBC iPlayer - PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster

    The story:

    Convoy PQ 17 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Yup, lots of needless suffering!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    I watched it last night, what a balls up. A good program apart from a few of Clarkson's xenophobic rantings.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    I watched it last night, what a balls up. A good program apart from a few of Clarkson's xenophobic rantings.
    I used to like Clarkson but he gets right on my t*ts now!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    I watched it as well last night, it was excellent. I wonder if Dudley Pound's brain tumor somehow resulted in his horrible decision.

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    Have read about what happened before. So many lives lost during that conflict.

    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    I used to like Clarkson but he gets right on my t*ts now!...
    Not nearly as enamoured with Top Gear as I used to be.
    The jabbering annoying Hamster is worse than Clakson though IMO.

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    Forget Clarkson its the tragic story thats the point

    Nick
    Last edited by Woolgar; 01-03-2014 at 06:46 PM.
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Forget Clarkson its the tragic story that the point

    Nick
    Indeed!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Forget Clarkson its the tragic story that the point

    Nick
    I agree, very tragic.

    In fact, many of the crews on the ill fated convoys to the USSR never got the reqognition, that they so deserve.

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    It was as if Dudley Pound had written off the convoy in his mind, and decided that saving as many of the RN ships was the only thing to do.

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