Atlantic Campaign : World War II's Great Struggle at Sea.. First Edition industjacket

By: VAN DER VAT, Dan

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VAN DER VAT, Dan. The Atlantic Campaign : World War II's Great Struggle at Sea. With research by Christine van der Vat. New York : Harper & Row, (1988). First Printing. Pp 424 + 24 pp of photos. 8vo, navy cloth "The battle between Germany and the Allies for control of the Atlantic sea lanes was a prolonged and desperate struggle that came closer than any other to ending the Second World War in Germany's favor. Churchill called it "a war of groping and drowning, of ambuscade and stratagem, of science and seamanship. How German, British and American admirals plotted the grand strategy of the campaign from Berlin, London and Washington is brilliantly recounted here, as are the dramas played out on and under the Atlantic: the Allies' increasingly elusive systems of sailing in convoy; the German surface raiders and artfully disguised motherships that vastly extended the U-Boats' range; the devastating mass attacks by U-Boats at night, when fear and confusion were attheir peak. In The Atlantic Campaign the author's full portrayal of the Ge rman side of the story is particularly striking. Unlike writers before him,van der Vat is fluent in German and has taken full advantage of extensive German archives on the subject. He has also given full weight to the important and gallant role played by Canada's ships and sailors in the campaign."- from the dj. Nova Scotia . Halifax: pp.122, 138-9, 230, 334-5; Sydney: p .151. Newfoundland: 139, 145, 204-5, 210-211, 262, 315. Very good in vg dustjacket. 26.00

Title: Atlantic Campaign : World War II's Great Struggle at Sea.. First Edition industjacket

Author Name: VAN DER VAT, Dan

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York, 1988, ISBN:0060159677:

Seller ID: 17183

Keywords: NAUTICAL AMERICAN BRITISH USN GERMAN WW2 NAVY WAR CANADIAN AMERICAN HISTORY NAVAL CANADA CONVOYS,