PQ17 - An Arctic Convoy Disaster
The astonishing story of the WWII Arctic Convoys
Jeremy Clarkson uncovers the most astonishing story of the World War II Arctic Convoys. Their mission - to deliver convoys of ships laden with vital supplies to embattled Russia through Arctic storms and submarine infested waters. In Churchill’s words, it was “the worst journey in the world” and, by the end of the war, 87 merchant ships were sunk and the lives of thousands of British and American sailors were lost. But without the courage of these men, the fate of Russia and the outcome of WWII could have been very different. Travelling the route taken by these ships and visiting key locations in the UK, the Arctic and Russia, Clarkson experiences the bravery and tragedy of a group of men largely forgotten by history. Using first hand testimony from those who were there when it mattered, amazing archive footage and his experience on his journey, this is a story of courage in the face of terrible adversity.