Decoys A Tale Of Three Atlantic Convoys 1942

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The Decoys

Author : Bernard Edwards
ISBN : 9781473887107
Genre : History
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In November 1942, Britain and America launched Operation TORCH, the ambitious invasion of French North Africa.To convey 70,000 troops and their equipment required 600 merchant ships crossing the U-boat infested North Atlantic. The need for their protection meant withdrawing escorts from the routine convoys. Amongst those left without adequate defence were RB 1 and SC 107, both eastbound from America, and SL 125, northbound from Freetown. All three were at sea at the same time as the TORCH convoys.
Category: History

Decoy

Author : Dudley Pope
ISBN : 9780755120437
Genre : Fiction
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It is February 1942 and the war in the Atlantic looks grim for the Allied convoys. The 'Great Blackout' has started, leaving the spy centre of Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire at a loss as to what the Nazis are planning. Winning the Battle of the Atlantic will surely give Hitler a final victory. And who can stop him?
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The Great Sea War The Story Of Naval Action In World War Ii

Author : E. B. Potter
ISBN : 9781786257055
Genre : History
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A brilliant, concise and, perhaps, best single volume history of the Second World War at Sea. Written by veteran historian E. B. Potter during his time as resident historian at the United States Naval Academy this history is filled with action and analysis. As the conflict raged from the Pacific to the North Sea the author takes the action in each theater for the purposes of clarity but masterfully links the actions and events together to preserve the historical integrity of the work. A classic of Naval History.
Category: History

Galleon

Author : Dudley Pope
ISBN : 9780755120444
Genre : Fiction
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England is at peace with the restoration of Charles II, but in Jamaica all is not well. Though there is peace with Spain, there is No Peace ‘Beyond the Line’. Ned Yorke, Admiral of the Brethren and leader of the Buccaneers will not kowtow to the new Governor who is bent on weakening the Island's defences and destroying its currency.
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D Nitz And The Wolf Packs

Author : Bernard Edwards
ISBN : 9781473840751
Genre : History
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On 17 September 1942 Admiral Karl Donitz, C-in-C U-boats, issued the following directive:To all Commanders - 'All attempts to rescue members of ships sunk, therefore also fishing out swimmers and putting them into lifeboats, righting capsized lifeboats, handing out provisions and water, have to cease. Rescue contradicts the most fundamental demands of war for the annihilation of enemy ships and crews'.This order ended what had hitherto been a war in which the opposing factions treated each other with a certain respect, seaman to seaman, showing mercy where mercy was due. It also marked the point at which the Battle of the Atlantic became a dirty war of attrition, with the U-boats hunting in packs snarling and snapping at the heels of the hard-pressed convoys. Ships began to go down like corn before the reaper, men were dying in their hundreds in the cold grey waters of the great ocean. This was a battle without quarter. A battle the U-boats would have won had it not been for the grit and determination of the convoy escorts and the unflagging resilience of the men who manned the vulnerable merchant ships.This book faithfully records the progress of the Battle of the Atlantic, which began within hours of the declaration of war on 3 September 1939 and continued without let-up until the last torpedo was fired on the night of 7 May 1945, just one hour before Germany surrendered. The story is told from both sides of the periscope.
Category: History

The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939 1945

Author : Robert A. Darlington
ISBN : UOM:39015047843571
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Recounts in detail the history of Canadian naval forces in WWII, taking a ship-by-ship and encounter-by-encounter approach.
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The New Beacon

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ISBN : UVA:X001116528
Genre : Blind
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U Boats At War

Author : Jak P. Mallmann Showell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025097671
Genre : Submarines (Ships)
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Ships Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015049133252
Genre : Ships
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Seemacht And Au Enpolitik

Author : Dieter Mahncke
ISBN : OCLC:164195039
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Newsweek

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ISBN : UCBK:B000542478
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Category: Current events