The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic

How the Allies Won the War

Book - 2015
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The Battle of the Atlantic was - though often overlooked - crucial to the Allied victory. If the German U-boats had prevailed, the maritime artery across the Atlantic would have been severed. Mass hunger would have consumed Britain, and the Allied armies would have been prevented from joining in the invasion of Europe. There would have been no D-Day. Through fascinating contemporary diaries and letters, from the leaders and from the sailors on all sides, Jonathan Dimbleby creates a thrilling narrative that uniquely places the campaign in the context of the entire Second World War. Challenging conventional wisdom on the use of intelligence and on Churchill's bombing campaign, The Battle of the Atlantic tells the epic story of the decisions that led to victory, and the horror and humanity of life on those perilous seas.
Publisher: Viking, an imprint of Penguin books, London : 2015
ISBN: 9780241186619
Branch Call Number: ANF 940.54293 DIMB
Characteristics: xxx, 530 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm


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Jan 28, 2017

This is a very well researched and written book that tells the story of the Battle of the Atlantic, although written from the English perspective, it includes the efforts by Winston Churchill to engage President Roosevelt into the conflict knowing that public opinion would not allow full engagement, many of the documents and battle plans of the German navy, and the eventual actions by the Allies that changed the course of the battle extending from the Arctic ocean through the Mediterranean Sea, and ultimately the entire Atlantic ocean. Great addition to the Tulsa Library system.

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