Battle of the Atlantic

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591140320
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,037,479
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Background 1
2 The Line-up 23
3 Bitter Tide (September 1939 - December 1941) 37
4 Drumroll. The Dark before the Dawn (1942) 74
5 Climax in the Atlantic (January - July 1943) 111
6 The Battle Won (August - December 1943) 144
7 Cleansing the Stable (January 1944 - May 1945) 178
8 Retribution 214
Index 227
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