Operation Drumbeat : The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: GANNON, Michael

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GANNON, Michael. Operation Drumbeat : The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II. New York : Harper & Row, (1990). First Printing. Pp (10),xi-xxii,1-490, + 16 p. of. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, red cloth spine, grey boards, silver lettering to spine.

"At ten o ciock on me mgm ot January 14, 1942, a German U-boat, running on the surface, approached the opening to New York Harbor's Lower Bay. Althouqh the United States and Germany had been at war for more than a month, New York's skyline was not blacked out. On the contrary, it was so brilliantly lit that the crewmen on U- 123's conning tower, eager for their first glimpse of the world's largest city, could only gape in astonishment at the sight. Nor was there any U.S. Navy response to their presence - even though U-123 had sunk two ships on its way over from France, one the night before off Long Island; even though twenty-five U.S. destroyers were in position to defend the coast and its shipping; and even thouqh British cryptanalysts. having broken the German naval cipher, had tracked this U-boat and four others to American shores and had provided their day-by day positions and courses to U.S. Navy headquarters in Washington.

Operation Drumbeat was the code name of this first German assault against the United States in World War II. Author Michael Gannon focuses on U-123, the most successful U-boat in the assault torce, and on her commander, Reinhard Hardegen, who sank nineteen ships on two American patrols and twice received Germany's hiahest decoration, the Knight's Cross. Gannon's history includes the other Drumbeat U-boats, two of which operated in Canadian waters. " - from the dj.

1. U-Boats Westward;
2. Down to the Seas;
3. "We Are at War";
4. A Fighting Machine;
5. Destination New York;
6. Waiting for Hardegen;
7. Beat on the Kettledrum;
8. New York, New York;
9. Where Is the Navy?;
10. Course Home!;
11. Last Patrol;
12. The Navy Stirs;
13. Final Reckoning.
Afterword

Appendices :
A. Maintaining Trim;
B. Operation of the Head;
C. Operation of the Schlüsel M (Enigma) Machine;
D. The Engine Room.
With notes, glossary, select bibliography, and index.

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Title: Operation Drumbeat : The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II. First American Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: GANNON, Michael

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York, 1990, ISBN:0060161558: 1990

ISBN Number: 0060161558

ISBN Number 13: 9780060161552

Seller ID: 18202

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL WW2 SUBMARINES GERMANY UNITED STATES WW2 WWII SUBS KRIEGSMARINE U-BOATS,