Naval Warfare in the English Channel 1939-1945

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844155804
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Glossary     viii
Introduction     x
Acknowledgements     xiii
First Operations in the Channel     1
Germany Invades the Low Countries     14
Evacuation of Boulogne and the Fall of Calais     26
Dunkirk: the Evacuation Commences     37
Dunkirk: the Task Completed     52
Final Withdrawal from Europe     72
Initial German Assaults on Convoys     88
The Luftwaffe Closes the Straits     98
The Convoys Fight Back     115
Attrition in the Winter Months     131
The Convoys Win Through     145
Escape of the German Battle Fleet     160
Seesaw War     175
E-Boats versus the Convoys     194
The Disaster that was Operation Tunnel     207
British Forces Take the Offensive     225
Hard-fought Destroyer Battles     249
Final Operations in the Channel     265
Select Bibliography     274
Index     277
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