Battle for the North Atlantic: The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War II in Europe (Hardcover)

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John R. Bruning (Independence, OR) has been a professional military historian and writer since 1990. He is the author of Crimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea, Jungle Ace, Elusive Glory, Ship Strike Pacific, Luck of the Draw, The Devil’s Sandbox: With the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry at War in Iraq, and The Battle of the Bulge. He served as an embedded civilian historian with the 2/162 during Operation Southern Comfort, the post–Hurricane Katrina relief operation in New Orleans. Bruning also has numerous articles, documentaries, multimedia CD-ROM programs, flight simulators, and museum displays to his credit.

The Battle of the North Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 until the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, though it reached its peak from mid-1940 through the end of 1943. The Battle of the North Atlantic pitted German U-boats and other warships of the German navy against Allied merchant shipping. Initially, convoys of merchant ships were protected for the most part by the British and Canadian navies and air forces. Starting in the early fall of 1941, before Pearl Harbor, these forces were aided by ships and aircraft of the United States.
The Battle for the North Atlantic began on the first day of the European war and lasted for six years, involving thousands of ships and stretching over hundreds of miles of the vast ocean and seas in a succession of more than a hundred convoy battles and as many as a thousand single-ship encounters. Tactical advantage switched back and forth over the six years as new weapons, tactics, and countermeasures were developed by both sides. The Allies gradually gained the upper hand, driving the German surface raiders from the ocean by the end of 1942 and decisively defeating the U-boats in a series of convoy battles between March and May 1943.


ISBN 9780760339916
Genre HISTORY / Military / World War II
Format Hardcover
Pages 300
Publisher Date 2013-06-13 00:00:00.0
Publisher Zenith Pr
Copyright Year 2013
Height 11.0 in
Wdth 10.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 3.9 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Strategic Naval Campaign That Won World War II in Europe
Audience General/trade
Authors Bruning, John R.
Country of Origin United States

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