WHEN in World War Two was the battleship Admiral Graf Spee
1939: The German battleship Admiral Graf Spee
was scuttled off Montevideo, Uruguay, after the Battle of the River Plate.
1939: The Battle of the River Plate began, with British warships attacking the great German battleship Admiral Graf Spee
1939: The Battle of the River Plate began with British warships attacking the great German battleship Admiral Graf Spee
On the German side was the pocket battleship Graf Spee
, while on the British side were HMS Ajax, HMS Exeter, HMNZS Achilles.
Besides the sinking of the Bismarck, Ark Royal also played a key role in the destruction of the Graf Spee
In which harbour was the German battleship Graf Spee
trapped in 1939 by Royal Navy warships before being scuttled?
Among the surviving veterans attending was 91-yearold John Garrard, who said: "Of course, if the Graf Spee
had done its job, we wouldn't be here having this conversation.
05am British naval forces pursue German battleship the Admiral Graf Spee
, finally blockading the vessel in Montevideo harbour, where its commanding officer is faced with an impossible choice.
Its snout, eyes and back cut the swell in effigy of the Graf Spee
, and just as deadly.
There is a world map highlighting events across the globe: the German invasion of Poland, the occupation of part of Poland by Soviet troops, the Japanese bombing of China, the scuttling of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee
in the war's first major naval battle, and Albert Einstein sending a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt to recommend developing a nuclear bomb before the Germans or the Japanese did.
And almost as we stepped off the ship we came across the monument to the famous German pocket battleship on which the sea fight was centred, the Graf Spee