The War Illustrated No 64 Vol 3 November 22nd 1940

‘ A J A X ’OF RIVER PLATE FAME HITS HARD AGAIN This great column of smoke marks the end of the“ A rtig lie re ,”an Italian destroyer sunk in the Mediterranean by H .M.S. “Ajax ”on October 12,2940. The Brittsh ship engaged three enemy destroyers, including the A rtig lie re ,”which, after being disabled, was taken in tow by a consort the latter cut the painter and left the damaged ship to her fate on sighting o tb a r British forces. The British ships threw rafts overboard to help the survivors and signalled their position. H .M.S .“York ,”from which this photograph was taken, sank the“ A rtig lie ”wither a shot that struck the magazine. Photo, G.P.U.
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