LTC Melville-Jackson, who spots Kirov while on patrol out of Malta in his Bristol Beaufighter, and draws first blood.
Above: V. Adm Syfret, commandign Force Z in “Operation Pedestal”. Below: Fire Control Box, used in the action fought by battleships Rodney & Nelson
Battlecruiser Kirov as seen cruising in the Tyrrhenian Sea by 248 Squadron - Note Fire Aft
Above: Royal Navy carriers Eagle, Indomitable, Victorious cruising as part of Force ZBelow: Sigint Decrypt passed to Admiralty HQ with the jarring
code word “Geronimo”
Above: Professor Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician and code breaker who begins to unravel the mystery of Kirov Below:
Helmut Rosenbaum of U-73
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.
German WWII experimental U-Boat Launched Rockets in the Black Sea
The dreadful V-2, Germany’s “Wonder Weapon”
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