The Real Cruel Sea

The Real Cruel Sea

by Richard Woodman
     
 

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For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed the country and to keep the war effort going, and they had to export manufactured goods to pay for it all. So Britain’s merchant navy, a disparate

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For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed the country and to keep the war effort going, and they had to export manufactured goods to pay for it all. So Britain’s merchant navy, a disparate collection of private vessels, became the country’s lifeline, while its seamen, officially non-combatants, bravely endured the onslaught of the German U-boat offensive until Allied superiority overwhelmed the enemy.

In this important, moving and exciting book, drawing extensively on firsthand sources, the acclaimed maritime historian Richard Woodman establishes the importance of the British and Allied merchant fleets in the struggle against Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848844155
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
10/19/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
700,472
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.90(d)

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