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Turning the Tide: How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic

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The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor but in the period from 1942 to 1943, in Atlantic coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Sinking merchant ships with impunity, German U-boats threatened the lifeline between the United States and Britain, very nearly denying the Allies their springboard onto the European Continent--a loss that would have effectively cost the Allies the war.

In Turning the Tide, author Ed Offley tells the gripping story of how, during a twelve-week period in the spring of 1943, a handful of battle-hardened American, British, and Canadian sailors turned the tide in the Atlantic. Using extensive archival research and interviews with key survivors, Offley places the reader at the heart of the most decisive maritime battle of World War II.

Synopsis:

A rousing military history of the Battle of the Atlantic, when a high-seas showdown between the Allies and wolf packs of U-boats determined the outcome of the war against Nazi Germany.

About the Author

Ed Offley has been a military reporting specialist since 1981. He has worked for five separate newspapers and online publications. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Offley served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He and his wife, Karen, live in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465031641
Subtitle:
How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic
Publisher:
Basic Books
Author:
Offley, Ed
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
History : Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - World War II
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110426
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1.69 in 26.5 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

Turning the Tide: How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic
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A rousing military history of the Battle of the Atlantic, when a high-seas showdown between the Allies and wolf packs of U-boats determined the outcome of the war against Nazi Germany.
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