Battle of the Atlantic

Battle of the Atlantic

by Bernard Ireland
     
 

Sixty years on from the crisis in the Battle of the Atlantic, leading naval historian Bernard Ireland takes a fresh look at all aspects of a campaign that held the key to victory or defeat. He examines not just the struggle for the convoy routes but also the technological battle and, fascinatingly, the crucial background tensions between allies, politicians and senior… See more details below

Overview

Sixty years on from the crisis in the Battle of the Atlantic, leading naval historian Bernard Ireland takes a fresh look at all aspects of a campaign that held the key to victory or defeat. He examines not just the struggle for the convoy routes but also the technological battle and, fascinatingly, the crucial background tensions between allies, politicians and senior commanders.

Drawing on a wealth of source material and knowledge of the extent to which ULTRA intelligence influenced the conduct of the campaign, the Author comes up with not only a compelling narrative but radical conclusions. Using no more statistical data than necessary, he puts forward convincing arguments that the situation was never as parlous nor the struggle so evenly balanced as was perceived at the time and has consistently been described since.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591140320
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
450,705
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Background1
2The Line-up23
3Bitter Tide (September 1939 - December 1941)37
4Drumroll. The Dark before the Dawn (1942)74
5Climax in the Atlantic (January - July 1943)111
6The Battle Won (August - December 1943)144
7Cleansing the Stable (January 1944 - May 1945)178
8Retribution214
Index227

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