The Gathering of Storm:: Chapter 29 The Action of the River Plate


This chapter describes a famous navel flight of Graf Spee.

Germany developed a strategy of imposing fear on the Allies. They ordered two Pocket-battleship to make a brief appearance at some ports, claim a victim and vanish into the trackless ocean. Unable to track where these these heavy armored vessel, Britain had to spread his fleet to several ports and ocean.

The Deutschland had carried the order faithfully and acted like a ghost without effective struck. But Graf Spee was more bold and imaginative. It encountered Exeter,Ajax, and Achilles. Exeter was heavily hit and the later two kept chasing. British claimed the victory with injury of the 3 vessels.

It is just the beginning of the war.

Scuttled wreck of the German Pocket battleship Graff Spee

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