Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 1



Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 1


An exchange of salvos is taking place between three Regia Marina vessels and seven Royal Navy ships crossing a calm sea. Plumes of black smoke are billowing out of the funnels. Shell splashes are occurring around the Italian ships.

Label reads “7”; signed by the author; caption reads “LA TRAGEDIA dell‘ESPERO 28 GIUGNO 1940, MEDITERRANEO ORIENTALE (1). Il cacciatorpediniere italiano, seguito dai suoi due compagni di flottiglia in missione di perlustrazione in Mediterraneo. Segnalata dà 2 ricognitori inglesi, appare sulla linea dell’orizzonte, una squadra inglese, 5 incrociatori, 2 caccia, l’Espero si getta sotto a capofitto, forzando le machine i 2 caccia gemelli, avanzarono e si gettarono al capofila, correvano per il mare, a zig-zag per evitare i colpi nemici…”


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Angiolino Filiputti, “Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 1 ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 16, 2021,

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