Norwegian Sea, 1943.
What will become the Battle of the North Cape.
It’s mid-December during the Arctic convoys. Seas are heavy. Weather is horrendous. Water spray turns into ice before it hits the barrels of the pom-poms. Every maneuver occurs under the cover of night so as to avoid detection by aerial units. What does all this mean?
It’s damn cold.
The Germans have charged the Scharnhorst with disrupting the Allied chain of supply to the Soviet Union. Poor radar capabilities, as well as intercepted radio transmissions, allow British forces the element of surprise.
Britain’s Belfast fires a starshell, lighting up the sky.
The snowstorm rages. Visibility is zero. Confusion is high.
The heavy cruiser, Norfolk, adjusts to Scharnhorst and fires six broadsides.
Three hits. Two are inconsequential. One takes out the radar.
The chase is on.
It’s going to be a long night.
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