Battle For The North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War Ii In Europe

April 10, 2017|
Battle For The North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War Ii In Europe by John Bruning
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From 1939 to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, Allied ships and planes fought U-boats and German warships to protect merchant shipping on the unforgiving North Atlantic.

TheBattle for the North Atlanticwas the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 until the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, though itreached its peakfrom mid-1940 through the end of 1943. TheBattle for the North Atlanticpitted German U-boats and other warships of theGerman navy against Allied merchant shipping. Initially, convoys of merchant ships were protected for the most part by the British and Canadian navies and air forces. Starting in the early fall of 1941, before Pearl Harbor, these forces were aided by ships and aircraft of the United States. TheBattle for the North Atlanticbegan on the first day of the European war andlasted for six years, involving thousands of ships and stretching over hundreds of miles of the vast ocean and seas in a succession ofmore than ahundred convoy battlesand as many as a thousand single-ship encounters. Tactical advantage switched back and forth over the six years as new weapons, tactics, and countermeasures were developed by both sides. The Allies gradually gained the upper hand,driving the German surface raiders from the oceanby the end of 1942 and decisively defeating the U-boats in a series of convoy battles between March and May 1943.
John R. Bruninghas been a professional military historian and writer since 1990. He is the author ofCrimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea,Jungle Ace,Elusive Glory,Ship Strike Pacific,Luck of the Draw,The Devil''s Sandbox: With the 2nd Battalion,162nd Infantry at War in Iraq. He served as an embedded civilian historian with the 2/162 du...
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Title:Battle For The North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War Ii In Europe
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:300 pages, 11.25 X 9.75 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:300 pages, 11.25 X 9.75 X 1 in
Published:April 10, 2017
Publisher:Book Sales
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780785835127

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