The Defeat of the German U-Boats: The Battle of the Atlantic ( Submarines )( WWII / World War II )

By: Syrett, David

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a very lightly rubbed near Fine dustjacket, 344 pages, ---"The Defeat of the German U-Boats explains the significance and the outcome of World War II's most important naval campaign in the European theater--the air and sea battle that ended Germany's bid to sever Allied supply lines in the Atlantic. David Syrett's comprehensive account offers a detailed analysis of the effort to stop German U-boat attacks on Allied merchant vessels, which by 1943 ranked as the Allies' top priority in their strategy to defeat Hitler's forces.-- Syrett argues that the Germans were unable to match Allied communication, technological, and tactical advances and that the Allies prevailed largely because of their skill in utilizing the material and intelligence resources at their disposal. Beginning with a detailed description of the U-boat, Syrett discusses the weaponry developed by the Allies to stop this destructive craft. He uses intelligence information- -released decades after the war- -to plot the progression of each Allied convoy, German U-boat assault, and Allied response. Crediting the Allied victory with keeping Britain in the war and making possible the 1944 invasion of northwest Europe, Syrett emphasizes the Battle of the Atlantic's pivotal role in determining the war's outcome"---, contents include: Preface; Abbreviations; Prerequisites; The Battle of the Atlantic in the Balance: 10-30 April 1943 25; The Battle for Convoy ONS 5: 22 April-6 May 1943 63; The First Defeat of the Wolf Packs: 3-24 May 1943 96 Ch. 5 Escort Carriers and U-Boats: June-September 1943 145; More Battles along the North American-United Kingdom Convoy Route: 15 September-7 November 1943 181; The Last Wolf Pack Battles in the Atlantic: The Gibraltar Routes, 6 October-7 December 1943 230 ; Conclusion; Appendix A: Allied Ships Sunk in Convoy Battles; Appendix B: U-Boats Sunk in Mid-Atlantic Convoy Battles or Convoy-Related Battles; Appendix C: Convoys and Escorts; Notes; Bibliography; Index, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: The Defeat of the German U-Boats: The Battle of the Atlantic ( Submarines )( WWII / World War II )

Author Name: Syrett, David

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Military History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: USA, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

ISBN Number: 0872499847

ISBN Number 13: 9780872499843

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

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Seller ID: 155298

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