Ely’s warship and its secret mission to retrieve diamonds from Holland

A researcher is piecing together the story of a remarkable operation that took place at the beginning of the Second World War - involving a warship with connections to Ely.

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 June 2020

Louise Hepburn

Nazis entering Amsterdam at the start of the Second World War. HMS Walpole, a warship adopted by the City of Ely, was assigned on a special mission to locate and retrieve industrial diamonds from Holland. Image: Supplied

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source: Wisbech Standard

2020-06-28 09:47
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