Review: SCAPA FLOW IN WAR AND PEACE by W.S. Hewison

Christopher from Doolittle’s reviewed Scapa Flow in War and Peace by W.S. Hewison for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt:

It’s a slim little volume of history of the sheltered anchorage in the middle of the Orkney Islands off the northern shore of Scotland.

The body of the book covers the First and Second World Wars when the relatively isolated harbor served as the primary port for Great Britain’s main fleet (the Grand Fleet in WWI and the Home Fleet in WWII). The position of Scapa Flow gave the fleet the best staging ground for intercepting any German warships attempting to break out into the Atlantic or shipping attempting to break the British naval blockade applied in both wars.

Read the rest of the review here.

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