The Silent Enemy (1958)

Advertisements

#OTD 21 May 1941 Royal Navy cruisers intercept German convoy off Crete

HMS Dido, HMS Ajax, and HMS Orion in action off Crete, 21st May 1941. The three cruisers and four destroyers (Janus, Hasty, Hereward, Kimberley) formed “Force D” under Rear-Admiral I.G.Glennie. On the night of 21st May, an Axis convoy of twenty caïques escorted by the Italian destroyer-escort Lupo attempted to land German troops at Maleme.

Interception of enemy convoy off Crete, by Rowland Langmaid, collection of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

‘Attack on Taranto, 11 November 1940’ by John Alan Hamilton

‘Attack on Taranto, 11 November 1940’ by John Alan Hamilton. Painting in collection of Imperial War Museum.

‘HMS Illustrious, Attack on Taranto’ by Rowland Langmaid

‘HMS Illustrious, Attack on Taranto’ by Rowland Langmaid. Painting in collection of Ministry of Defence.

‘Taranto Harbour, Swordfish from Illustrious Cripple the Italian Fleet, 11 November 1940’ by Charles David Cobb

‘Taranto Harbour, Swordfish from Illustrious Cripple the Italian Fleet, 11 November 1940’ by Charles David Cobb. Painting in collection of National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

‘Taranto, Italy’ by Robert Taylor

‘Taranto, Italy’ by Robert Taylor. Painting in collection at Fleet Air Arm Museum.

‘The Raid on Taranto, Italy, 11–12 November 1940’ by Ralph Gillies-Cole

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/the-raid-on-taranto-italy-1112-november-1940-40615

‘The Raid on Taranto, Italy, 11–12 November 1940’ by Ralph Gillies-Cole. Painting in collection of Fleet Air Arm Museum.