Discussion in 'General' started by wowtank, Jan 6, 2012.
Stuck in a Submarine with depth charges raining down upon you.
A little follow up on this, came up with the conclusion that for most of the war there was no better alternative to get military shipping to the USSR. As the Vladivostok route could only receive non military goods and raw materials. The Persian route had capacity for only 6000 tonnes a month until the infrastructure was in place. It was well into 1943 (when the Suez was back in business) before the route was nearing capacity.
My poor father, aboard the Athlone Castle troop ship, bound for Indua and Burma....crossing the Atlantic and suffering from sea sickness for 6 weeks.Not a posting as such,but a terrible journey for a man who felt ill if we hired a rowing boat at the seaside!
I knew someone - long dead now - who spent his war in the Falkands. From memory I believe once you were there that was it. Because of the remoteness of the place you weren't rotated.
Shetlands from a reliable source.......construction project due to inclement weather suffered to such an extent that of a full year,there were only 250 days where work could progress.
As it was due to the size of the site provision had to be made in the form of shelters for the construction teams when the weather took a turn for the worse.
From what I gather,the Aleutians were no better for mankind.
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