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Battle of the Atlantic

Battle of the Atlantic

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by Marc Milner
     
 

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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

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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.

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"The most comprehensive short survey of the U-boat battles."  —Sir John Keegan, author, The First World War

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ISBN-13:
9780752461878
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
535,946
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Marc Milner is a history professor who has written extensively on the naval history of World War II. His other books include North Atlantic Run and The U-Boat Hunters. He lives in New Brunswick, Canada.

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Battle of the Atlantic 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very readable and well researched history of the battle, and one that doesnt end, or lose focus, in May 1943 when the allied navies finally achieved the upper hand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the book. However, I have the original photograph of the U-boat attack on the cover of this book. My Dad was radioman with crew 4 on the PBM from Anti-Submarine Squadron VP 201 out of Bermuda. They spotted the U-boat (later identified as U-134) on July 8, 1943 approximately 500 miles from Bermuda. They attacked at 90 degrees off axis of the U-boat. The U-boat had a man on their deck gun who was shooting at the PBM. He was lucky enough to hit their depth charge control and all their depth charges dropped. The explosion in the background was the closest, however the U-boat didn't suffer any significant danger. The aircraft limped back to Bermuda and the pilot, Lt. Soverell landed off the coast and slid the plane up onto the beach because he didn't know if the landing gear were intact. U-134 went on to become somewhat infamous for downing a US Navy blimp , K74, on July 18. U-134 was ultimately sunk on August 24th.