Re: 'Operation Pedestal' by Max Hastings
It was quite a while ago but there was lenghty documentary about it. The late actor Fredrick Treeves was on one of the ships and talked about it.
"On his first voyage his ship, the refrigerated cargo liner Waimarama, was part of the Operation Pedestal convoy to Malta. On 13 August 1942 Waimarama was bombed by a German Junkers Ju 88 aircraft. The ship's deck cargo included containers of aviation spirit that burst into flame. Waimarama exploded and 83 of her 107 crew were killed".
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