The Arctic Convoys transported four million tons of supplies to Russia during World War II, in what Sir Winston Churchill described as “the worst journey in the world”.
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78 convoys made the perilous journey to and from Russia, through freezing conditions and attacks in the Arctic Circle after Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941.
The remote Loch Ewe was the gathering point for many of the convoys and several fragile wartime buildings remain.
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