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Sink the Graf Spee: The Pursuit & Destruction of a German Battleship 1939

Location: 
Main LibraryAuditorium
Event categories: 
Lectures and Workshops
Age: 
adults
Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
Description: 

lqspring2017. 1:30-3. The destruction of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay, in December 1939, was Britain’s first naval victory of the Second World War. This is a story of naval operations, military intelligence, deception and all-to-human weakness. We will look at the Graf Spee’s military career as a raider and the fascinating story of its eventual scuttling as it sailed out of Montevideo harbor.