Events for Saturday 10th December 2011
On This Day in History
The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse10th December 1941
The Second World War: British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse are sunk by Japanese bombers and submarines in the South China Sea, just three days after the USA and Britain had declared war with Japan.
Further ReadingThe Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse
(Paperback - 366 pages)
by Martin Middlebrook
On the third day of the war with Japan, two Royal Navy capital ships were sunk off Malaya by air torpedo attack. They had not requested the air support that could have saved them and 840 men died in the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the battle cruiser HMS… Read more...Only £16.99 at Pen & Sword Books.