Author Results for John Watkins

Actions against ‘Elbings’, April 1944

By John Watkins

Describes a number of hard fought actions off the French coast just before D-Day, between German torpedo boats and British destroyers and cruisers. The author was a participant. The role of Ultra decrypts is highlighted. Read More

Filed under: English Channel | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

Destroyer Action, Ile de Batz, 9 June 1944

By John Watkins

This account from the bridge of Ashanti during the attempt by German destroyers to interdict the British invasion convoys gives a fascinating insight into the events of the action. Divided into four parts, the first sets the scene for the action, giving the background to the vessels in the British and German forces. The second […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy