WWII sailors who delivered supplies to Soviet Union allies remembered

Veterans remember Arctic Convoy Credit: ITV News
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World War II sailors who delivered vital supplies to Soviet Union troops have been remembered at a memorial service in Russia.

Thousands of British sailors died making the deliveries off the northern coast of Russia which Winston Churchill called "the worst journey in the world".

About 1,400 merchant vessels accompanied by Royal Navy, US Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships, known as the 'Arctic Convoy', sailed between August 1941 and May 1945.

Princess Anne, accompanied by a group of British veterans, attended the 75th anniversary event in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk.