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Arctic Convoy PQ8: The Story of Capt Robert Brundle and the SS Harmatris Hardcover – March 10, 2010
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Institute of Psychiatry, London. Barbara Maughan's research focuses on psychosocial risks for psychiatric disorders in childhood, and on continuities and discontinuities between disorder in childhood and in adult life. Michael Wadsworth has directed and worked on the first British national birth
control cohort study (the 1946 cohort), developing it as a resource of data on health throughout life and health change with age.
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Dogged from the outset, the Harmatris originally sailed as part of convoy PQ6 but had to return home after damage and a fire in one of her holds. Duly repaired, she then joined PQ8 with her Master - Captain Robert Brundle, appointed Convoy Commodore. It was 26 December 1941 and one Cruiser, two Destroyers and two Minesweepers escorted the eight merchant ships of that convoy. This was a journey through the gates of Hell with the Harmatris taking no fewer than three direct torpedo hits. Evacuated after the third strike and later re-boarded by her crew, she was taken in tow and finally limped into Murmansk on 20 January 1942 after surviving numerous air attacks during the final leg of that journey. One of the convoy escorts, HMS Matabele, had been lost with only two of her crew surviving.Read more ›