The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic

"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Viking."--Title page verso.

Author: Jonathan Dimbleby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190495855

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 560

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"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Viking."--Title page verso.
Categories: World War, 1939-1945

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic

A major reinterpretation of the most important military campaign of World War II World War II was only a few hours old when the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest campaign of World War II and the most complex submarine war in history, ...

Author: Marc Milner

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 0752461877

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 688

A major reinterpretation of the most important military campaign of World War II World War II was only a few hours old when the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest campaign of World War II and the most complex submarine war in history, began with the sinking of the unarmed passenger liner Athenia by the German submarine U30. Based on the mastery of the latest research and written from a mid-Atlantic?rather than the traditional Anglocentric?perspective, Marc Milner focuses on the confrontation between opposing forces and the attacks on Allied shipping that lay at the heart of the six-year struggle. Against the backdrop of the battle for the Atlantic lifeline he charts the fascinating development of U-boats and the techniques used by the Allies to suppress and destroy these stealth weapons.
Categories: History

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic

Captain Donald Macintyre—a winner of the Distinguished Service Cross who participated in the fighting, escorting over 1,100 ships and losing only two—tells the story with immediacy and clarity.

Author: Donald Macintyre

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781783379705

Category: History

Page: 208

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An eyewitness account of the fight for supremacy at sea during World War II, as told by a man who was in the thick of combat against Nazi Germany. The Battle of the Atlantic was an unremitting assault by enemy boats and aircraft against Allied merchant ships that were the lifeline of Great Britain—and the vigilant defense against them made by the Royal Navy and other allied forces. Captain Donald Macintyre—a winner of the Distinguished Service Cross who participated in the fighting, escorting over 1,100 ships and losing only two—tells the story with immediacy and clarity. He describes the measures employed to defeat the amazingly successful ‘wolf-pack’ tactics of the U-boats, the convoy system and individual convoys, never shirking from how desperately close to defeat the Allies were at times. Not only does he analyze the strategic issues of the day, he also describes the battle from the viewpoint of the participants themselves. The long, drawn-out duels between escort and U-boat are made vivid by quotations from the log-books of some of the ablest escort-commanders as well as combat reports of the German U-boat captains. Featuring dozens of rare wartime photographs drawn from both German and British sources, this account of the sacrifice and savagery of war makes the courage and endurance of those who fought in the Atlantic all the more palpable.
Categories: History

The Defeat of the German U boats

The Defeat of the German U boats

The largest, most complex naval battle and its impact on World War II's outcome.

Author: David Syrett

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 0872499847

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 512

The largest, most complex naval battle and its impact on World War II's outcome.
Categories: History

The Battle Of The Atlantic

The Battle Of The Atlantic

In 'The Battle of the Atlantic', Andrew Williams vividly describes this intense and strategically vital campaign in the fight for Allied victory. '...an excellent book.' Sunday Express

Author: Andrew Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409074922

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 678

From 1939 until 1942, Hitler's U-boats - his 'grey wolves' - threatened to accomplish what his air force had hitherto been unable to achieve: to starve Britain into submission. The struggle for control of the Atlantic was to become the longest, and one of the most bitterly fought campaigns of World War II. For Winston Churchill it was 'the only thing that ever really frightened me during the war'. During the course of five bloody and uncertain years, Britain and her Allies lost more than fifty thousand seamen and fifteen million tons of shipping protecting this lifeline. In 'The Battle of the Atlantic', Andrew Williams vividly describes this intense and strategically vital campaign in the fight for Allied victory. '...an excellent book.' Sunday Express
Categories: History

Battle of the Atlantic

Battle of the Atlantic

Describes the struggle for control of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

Author: G. C. Skipper

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 0516047930

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 44

View: 680

Describes the struggle for control of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.
Categories: World War, 1939-1945

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic

Far from 'revisionist' history, this is a closely argued work that demands reading.

Author: Bernard Ireland

Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime

ISBN: 1526785897

Category: History

Page:

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The authoritative naval historian Bernard Ireland takes a fresh and fascinating look at the long and bitter struggle waged by the Allies against the Nazi U-boat threat. After sifting through the evidence, old and new, he questions the popular theory that it was a 'damn close-run thing'. He cites the massive resources that the United States brought to bear both at sea and in their shipyards, together with advances in technology and the breaking of German codes by Enigma. Far from 'revisionist' history, this is a closely argued work that demands reading.
Categories: History

Bitter Ocean

Bitter Ocean

An authoritative chronicle of the lesser-known World War II Battle of the Atlantic documents the costly battles fought by U.S., Canadian, British, and German forces for control over the Atlantic sea lanes, in an account that draws on ...

Author: David Fairbank White

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743229302

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 614

An authoritative chronicle of the lesser-known World War II Battle of the Atlantic documents the costly battles fought by U.S., Canadian, British, and German forces for control over the Atlantic sea lanes, in an account that draws on archival research and veteran interviews to tally the casualties suffered on both sides of the conflict. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: History

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic

Action photographs, paintings by Allied and German combat artists, and text vividly reconstruct the events of the fierce four-year struggle against German aggression at sea

Author: Barrie Pitt

Publisher: Seafarer Books

ISBN: 0809424673

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 913

Action photographs, paintings by Allied and German combat artists, and text vividly reconstruct the events of the fierce four-year struggle against German aggression at sea
Categories: History

The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence

The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence

This title was first published in 2002. This book contains the U-boats situations and trends written by the staff of the Admiralty’s Operational Intelligence Centre during the Second World War.

Author: David Syrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351766166

Category: History

Page:

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This title was first published in 2002. This book contains the U-boats situations and trends written by the staff of the Admiralty’s Operational Intelligence Centre during the Second World War. Based largely on communications intelligence, the U-boat situations and trends were designed to inform a small number of senior officers and high officials of the latest events and developments in the Allied war against the U-boats. The Battle of the Atlantic and the war against the U-boats was the longest and the most complex naval battle in history. In this huge conflict which sprawled across the oceans of the world the U-boats sank 2,828 Allied merchant ships while the Allies destroyed more than 780 German U-boats. These documents relate on a weekly, and in some cases a daily, basis exactly what the Allies knew concerning the activities of the U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Categories: History

Canadians in the Battle of the Atlantic

Canadians in the Battle of the Atlantic

Canadians played a vital role in that war. Author and Canadian Forces veteran Larry Gray revisits the battle from the Canadian perspective.

Author: Larry Gray

Publisher: Folklore Publishing

ISBN: 1894864662

Category: Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 - Campagnes et batailles - Atlantique, Océan

Page: 335

View: 445

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest sustained conflict of the Second World War, a critical fight for the Allies to stop Nazi U-boats and other warships from sinking supply ships to Europe. Canadians played a vital role in that war. Author and Canadian Forces veteran Larry Gray revisits the battle from the Canadian perspective.
Categories: Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 - Campagnes et batailles - Atlantique, Océan

Battle of the Atlantic World War II

Battle of the Atlantic   World War II

The Battle of the Atlantic, the longest campaign of World War II, took place upon the Atlantic Ocean as the Allies traveled back and forth from North America to Great Britain with desperately needed oil, provisions, weapons, and supplies ...

Author: Hourly History

Publisher:

ISBN: 1080891242

Category:

Page: 40

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Battle of the Atlantic - World War IIImagine a battlefield of three thousand square miles, with an enemy that was often invisible when it struck. Imagine a convoy of ships carrying vital supplies from North America to Great Britain, at the mercy of the deadly marauders under the water, waiting to attack them. The Battle of the Atlantic, the longest campaign of World War II, took place upon the Atlantic Ocean as the Allies traveled back and forth from North America to Great Britain with desperately needed oil, provisions, weapons, and supplies for the embattled forces fighting against Nazi Germany. The U-boats, the terror of the undersea, made those convoy journeys particularly precarious, especially after Germany's Admiral Karl Dönitz developed his dreaded wolf pack strategy. Inside you will read about...✓ The Threat of the German U-Boats ✓ Battleships and the Bismarck ✓ The Lend-Lease Program ✓ The Downfall of the U-boats ✓ The Codebreakers who Cracked the Enigma Code And much more! From the start of the war in September 1939 until its end in 1945, the Battle of the Atlantic was fought to keep the Germans from blockading the Atlantic Ocean. The efforts of those valiant seafarers would eventually make D-Day possible, but there were times when even Winston Churchill feared that the prowess of the U-boats would imperil the Allies in their battle against the Nazi menace that had conquered Western Europe. The bravery of the Allied naval crews, and the brilliance of the Bletchley Park codebreakers, prevented the Atlantic Ocean from becoming yet another victim of Nazi dominance.
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Battle of the Atlantic

Battle of the Atlantic

An account of the struggle by Allied forces to keep the North Atlantic free of German U-boats during World War II.

Author: Wallace B. Black

Publisher:

ISBN: 0896865584

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 895

An account of the struggle by Allied forces to keep the North Atlantic free of German U-boats during World War II.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

To Die Gallantly

To Die Gallantly

In this volume commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the campaign, historians from both sides of the ocean offer new insights into Germany's Atlantic offensive and the Allied victory over it.

Author: Timothy J Runyan

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032522024

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 676

The Battle of the Atlantic was the single most important campaign of the war. Allied success in Europe depended on massive movements of ships, men and matériel across the Atlantic from the Americas. In spite of an unprecedented Allied shipbuilding effort, German U-boats were causing severe damage to this vital supply line. In order to defeat Nazi Germany, the Allies had to eliminate the deadly U-boat threat. In this volume commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the campaign, historians from both sides of the ocean offer new insights into Germany's Atlantic offensive and the Allied victory over it.
Categories: History

World War II Battle of the Atlantic

World War II Battle of the Atlantic

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 117.

Author: Source: Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1156871972

Category: History

Page: 118

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 117. Chapters: Battle of the Atlantic, Battle of the River Plate, Laconia incident, Flower-class corvette, River-class frigate, V and W class destroyer, Second Happy Time, Irish maritime events during World War II, Mid-Ocean Escort Force, RAF Coastal Command order of battle during World War II, List of World War II convoys, Leonard W. Murray, Town class destroyer, Operation Teardrop, Invasion of Iceland, G and H class destroyer, Mid-Atlantic gap, Convoys HX 229/SC 122, Convoy ONS 5, Battle of the St. Lawrence, Canadian River-class destroyer, Banff class sloop, Western Local Escort Force, Convoy ON 154, Black May, Convoy SC 48, Convoy SC 42, No. 120 Squadron RAF, Timeline of the Battle of the Atlantic, USAT Dorchester, UG convoys, Convoys ONS 18/ON 202, Convoy ON 67, Convoy SC 26, Convoy SC 7, USCG Treasury-class cutter, Convoy rescue ship, Convoy ON 127, Convoy SL 139/MKS 30, Convoy HG 76, Convoys ONS 20/ON 206, Convoy ON 207, Losses during the Battle of the Atlantic, Convoy HX 72, Convoy HX 228, CU convoys, Convoy SC 104, Convoy SC 143, Convoy SL 140/MKS 31, Convoy SL 125, Convoy SL 138/MKS 28, GIUK gap, Convoy SC 118, Battle of Point Judith, Western Approaches Command, Actions of 5/6 May 1945, HX convoys, Convoy HX 79, Convoy SC 107, SC convoys, Convoy OB 293, Action of 13 May 1944, Convoy HX 112, Convoy ON 166, Laconia Order, Convoy SC 121, The Cruel Sea, Operation Berlin, Convoy SC 94, Actions of 7/8 May 1945, Canadian Northwest Atlantic, Convoy SC 130, Convoy HX 156, Neutrality Patrol, First Happy Time, Pan-American Security Zone, Newfoundland Escort Force, Western Escort Force W-6. Excerpt: 1940-1941 program The Flower-class corvette (also referred to as the Gladiolus class) was a class of 267 corvettes used during World War II, specifically with the Allied navies as anti-submarine convoy escorts during the Battle of the At...
Categories: History

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic

This short, detailed narrative of World War II's Battle of the Atlantic is accompanied by a selection of some 200 photographs and paintings. The battle is examined from the side of both the Allies and the Germans.

Author: Roy Conyers Nesbit

Publisher: Sutton Publishing

ISBN: 075092912X

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 926

This short, detailed narrative of World War II's Battle of the Atlantic is accompanied by a selection of some 200 photographs and paintings. The battle is examined from the side of both the Allies and the Germans.
Categories: History

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic

Author: Stephen Roskill

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000009191280

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 19

View: 260

Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Battle of the Atlantic 1942 45

Battle of the Atlantic 1942   45

This book, the second of two volumes, explores the climactic events of the Battle of the Atlantic, and reveals how air power – both maritime patrol aircraft and carrier aircraft – ultimately proved to be the Allies' most important ...

Author: Mark Lardas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472841544

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 716

As 1942 opened, both Nazi Germany and the Allies were ready for the climactic battles of the Atlantic to begin. Germany had 91 operational U-boats, and over 150 in training or trials. Production for 1942–44 was planned to exceed 200 boats annually. Karl Dönitz, running the Kriegsmarine's U-boat arm, would finally have the numbers needed to run the tonnage war he wanted against the Allies. Meanwhile, the British had, at last, assembled the solution to the U-boat peril. Its weapons and detection systems had improved to the stage that maritime patrol aircraft could launch deadly attacks on U-boats day and night. Airborne radar, Leigh lights, Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) and the Fido homing torpedo all turned the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft into a submarine-killer, while shore and ship-based technologies such as high-frequency direction finding and signals intelligence could now help aircraft find enemy U-boats. Following its entry into the war in 1941, the United States had also thrown its industrial muscle behind the campaign, supplying VLR Liberator bombers to the RAF and escort carriers to the Royal Navy. The US Navy also operated anti-submarine patrol blimps and VLR aircraft in the southern and western Atlantic, and sent its own escort carriers to guard convoys. This book, the second of two volumes, explores the climactic events of the Battle of the Atlantic, and reveals how air power – both maritime patrol aircraft and carrier aircraft – ultimately proved to be the Allies' most important weapon in one of the most bitterly fought naval campaigns of World War II.
Categories: History