Bloodstained Sea : The U.S. Coast Guard in the Battle of the Atlantic, 1941-1944

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Historic battles, daringrescues, and covert missions—the untold story of the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II

Americans called it “Torpedo Junction,” Germans “Devil's Gorge,” but historians know it as the Battle of the Atlantic—the four-year Allied struggle to move desperately needed supplies from America to Europe through devastating assaults by German U-boats, ships, and aircraft. Now for the first time, Bloodstained Sea describes in vivid detail the heroic actions of the ...

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Historic battles, daringrescues, and covert missions—the untold story of the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II

Americans called it “Torpedo Junction,” Germans “Devil's Gorge,” but historians know it as the Battle of the Atlantic—the four-year Allied struggle to move desperately needed supplies from America to Europe through devastating assaults by German U-boats, ships, and aircraft. Now for the first time, Bloodstained Sea describes in vivid detail the heroic actions of the Coast Guard ships that defended Allied convoys en route through the North Atlantic to England and Russia.

Eyewitness accounts assembled from hundreds of interviews propel this breathtaking, meticulously researched plunge into the thick of a battle fought mostly in the frozen seas east of Greenland. There, courageous but overmatched Coast Guard escorts braved the torpedo attacks of U-boat wolf packs to rescue thousands of men while thousands of others perished. Told in the voices of the men who lived it, this epic drama reveals the indomitable fighting spirit of the World War II Coast Guard.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071424011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/21/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction x
1 Loomings September 1939-October 1941 1
2 On the Edge November 1941-January 1942 29
3 Into the Abyss February-August 1942 53
4 Torpedo Junction September 1942-January 1943 82
5 No Time for the Dead February 1943 110
6 Turning Point March-April 1943 165
7 Sea Change May 1943-December 1944 189
8 Final Duty 214
Appendices 220
U.S. Coast Guard Fleet During World War II
U.S. Military and German Navy Ranks
The Allied Convoy System
USCGC Alexander Hamilton Citation
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chat
The Atlantic Charter
Glossary 245
Notes 249
Sources 269
Acknowledgments 274
Index 276
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2005

    A Story Told At Last

    This book does a fine job of capturing the terror and heroism of Coast Guardsman forced by fate to brave the North Atlantic as they attempted to provide escort to convoys early in WWII. They rescued as many sailors as possible from ships torpedoed in that cruel sea. They fought back as best they could with the crude weapons provided to them. This is a book must be read by any interested in learning what brave men can do. My father served on these Coast Guard cutters and I never realized what he endured until I read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2004

    Excellent book

    This is a very well-researched and well-written book. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy 'Bloodstained Sea'.

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