U-Boat Wars

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When World War II started in September 1939, the Nazis promptly sank one-third of the entire British battleship force. In the first six months after America's entry into the war, in December 1941, six U-boats sank half of the total registered U.S. tonnage. The beaches on the East Coast of the U.S. ran black with oil. Despite the lethal potential of German undersea warfare (made clear in World War I) and the massive buildup of Nazi military might in the 1930s, neither the British nor the Americans developed ...
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When World War II started in September 1939, the Nazis promptly sank one-third of the entire British battleship force. In the first six months after America's entry into the war, in December 1941, six U-boats sank half of the total registered U.S. tonnage. The beaches on the East Coast of the U.S. ran black with oil. Despite the lethal potential of German undersea warfare (made clear in World War I) and the massive buildup of Nazi military might in the 1930s, neither the British nor the Americans developed adequate antisubmarine defenses or weapons. Had the Allies lost the battle of the U-boats, the ultimate Allied victory might never have occurred. Told in riveting detail, The U-Boat Wars draws on German, British, and American naval archives to illuminate the deadly battles that were fought beneath the sea.
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World War II History
Drawing on German, British, and American archives, this, like Hoyt's many other war books, is a crackling narrative. It is factual, fast-paced, and gripping. He brings history alive and is always fresh and never dull.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877955894
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/1984
  • Pages: 242

Meet the Author

Edwin P. Hoyt is the author of Japan's War, 199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad, and How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Preface to the Cooper Square Press Edition xv
1 Beginnings 1
2 The First Gray Wolf 11
3 Scapa Flow 16
4 Wild Night 23
5 Doenitz Unleashed 33
6 Sparring 36
7 Convoys 41
8 The Leisurely War 44
9 The Biggest Bag 51
10 Norway 53
11 The Wolf Packs 58
12 The Convoy Trade 67
13 Stirrings 81
14 Rays of Hope 84
15 Admiral Doenitz Moves West 97
16 Doenitz Puts on the Pressure 108
17 Enter America 119
18 U-Boats in the Mediterranean 128
19 Doenitz's War Against America 134
20 The Tide Slackens 147
21 Recasting the Defenses 152
22 Ebb Tide 160
23 North Atlantic Offensive 162
24 The Long, Long Trail of Losses 165
25 Victory Over the Escorts 171
26 The Jaws of Victory 176
27 The Big Switch 188
28 The Aggressive Convoys 197
29 Doenitz Contracts 201
30 Until the Bitter End 209
31 The Last U-Boat 218
Afterword 220
Chapter Notes 223
Bibliography 231
Index 235
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