TITLE

ADMIRAL CUNNINGHAM'S ILLUSTRIOUS CRISIS

AUTHOR(S)
Moses, Sam
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Military History;May2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes how British tactician Andrew Cunningham survived attacks aboard the battleship Warspite from the Luftwaffe under German Air Marshal Hermann Göring. Cunningham has commanding a convoy that included the carrier HMS Illustrious, the British Royal Navy's lone carrier in the Mediterranean, and the warship Valiant. German bombers were using a new form of dive bombing that focused on the Illustrious. Cunningham's convoy made it to Malta, where it was again attacked by German forces.
ACCESSION #
27987323

 

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