Cossack boards Altmark

Cossack boards Altmark in a Norwegian fjord on the night of February 17th, 1940. The Altmark carried the prisoners from the prizes and sinkings of RMS pocket battleship Graf Spee.   It was one of the most dramatic events of the Second World War. In the early days of the war, personal valor and personal sacrifice mattered.   Later, it became more impersonal.


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