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LTC Melville-Jackson, who spots Kirov while on patrol out of Malta in his Bristol Beaufighter, and draws first blood.

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Above: V. Adm Syfret, commandign Force Z in “Operation Pedestal”. Below: Fire Control Box, used in the action fought by battleships Rodney & Nelson

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Battlecruiser Kirov as seen cruising in the Tyrrhenian Sea by 248 Squadron - Note Fire Aft

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Above: Royal Navy carriers Eagle, Indomitable, Victorious cruising as part of Force Z
Below: Sigint Decrypt passed to Admiralty HQ with the jarring code word “Geronimo”

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Above: Professor Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician and code breaker who begins to unravel the mystery of Kirov Below: Helmut Rosenbaum of U-73

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Home Fleet Admiral John Tovey

NOTE: This photo of Rosenbaum is the very same one Fedorov muses over in the narrative.

Below: Kirov in action in the Med.

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German WWII experimental U-Boat Launched Rockets in the Black Sea

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The dreadful V-2, Germany’s “Wonder Weapon”

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