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The Battle Of The Atlantic : The Allies' Submarine Fight Against Hitler's Gray Wolves Of The Sea - Andrew Williams

The Battle Of The Atlantic

The Allies' Submarine Fight Against Hitler's Gray Wolves Of The Sea

Paperback Published: 16th March 2004
ISBN: 9780465091560
Number Of Pages: 336

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A rousing history of one of the most bitterly fought campaigns of World War II, as seen through the eyes of those who fought and survived. From 1939 until 1942, Hitler's U-boats-the submarine fleet dubbed the "gray wolves"-threatened to accomplish what his air force had been unable to achieve: to starve Britain into submission. The ensuing struggle for control of the storm-tossed Atlantic trade routes became a full-scale war-within-a-war, and one which led to astounding losses: Allied powers would lose more than fifty thousand men, and fifteen million tons of shipping, over the course of the conflict.Through exclusive interviews with survivors on both sides-including those given for the first time by former U-boat crew members-historian and documentary producer Andrew Williams provides a riveting account of these crucial years of battle. Vividly recreating the claustrophobic and dangerous life on board, The Battle of the Atlantic succeeds in encompassing the whole experience of warfare as few other histories have, and forms an important contribution to our understanding of one of the greatest fights of the twentieth century.

Forewordp. 6
Author's Notep. 10
The Freikorps Donitzp. 13
Pingersp. 41
Happy Timesp. 63
Wolf Packp. 84
Mortal Dangerp. 105
The End of the Wolvesp. 116
Special Intelligencep. 137
Beating the Drump. 161
The Sardine Tinp. 189
Survivorsp. 211
Collapsep. 233
Sacrificep. 267
Notes on Contributorsp. 289
Referencesp. 294
Indexp. 300
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ISBN: 9780465091560
ISBN-10: 0465091563
Series: Art of Mentoring Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 16th March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1