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The Sinking of the Laconia and the U-Boat War: Disaster in the Mid-Atlantic
     

The Sinking of the Laconia and the U-Boat War: Disaster in the Mid-Atlantic

by James P. Duffy
 

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Packed with rich detail and analysis, this exciting tale of war at sea relates the dramatic and moving true story of the sinking of the British liner Laconia and its consequences for the conduct of marine warfare.

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Packed with rich detail and analysis, this exciting tale of war at sea relates the dramatic and moving true story of the sinking of the British liner Laconia and its consequences for the conduct of marine warfare.

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"Duffy is an author and military historian, and he documents the controversial 1942 sinking of the British liner Laconia and the rescue operations that were initiated by the same German U-Boat that fired the torpedoes. Written for military and history buffs, this book details the moral and procedural complexities of confrontations between military and merchant forces, especially in regards to ships such as the Laconia that were transporting POWs and operating under the flags of the Red Cross. The consequences of the sinking, which resulted in indictments at the Nuremburg Trials, are also analyzed." - Reference & Research Book News
Strategy Page - A. A. Nofi

"An excellent look at the history of the U-boat war, The Sinking of the Laconia will prove reward reading for anyone interested in the Second World War or submarine operations."—A. A. Nofi, Strategy Page
NYMAS Review

"An excellent look at the history of the U-boat war, this will prove reward reading for anyone interested in the Second World War or submarine operations."—NYMAS Review
Mariner's Mirror - Marc Milner

"Duffy has written a solid little book."—Marc Milner, Mariner's Mirror

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275993641
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2009
Pages:
129
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


James P. Duffy is a writer who specializes in military history. He has written numerous books, including Target: America: Hitler's Plan to Attack the United States and Hitler’s Secret Pirate Fleet: The Deadliest Ships of World War II, available in a Bison Books edition.

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