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The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943

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by Richard Woodman
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The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943 by Richard Woodman

For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed the country and to keep the war effort going, and they had to export manufactured goods to pay for it all. So Britain's merchant navy, a disparate collection of private vessels, became the country's lifeline, while its seamen, officially non-combatants, bravely endured the onslaught of the German U-boat offensive until Allied superiority overwhelmed the enemy.

In this important, moving and exciting book, drawing extensively on first-hand sources, the acclaimed maritime historian Richard Woodman establishes the importance of the British and Allied merchant fleets in the struggle against Germany and elevates the heroic seamen who manned them to their rightful place in the history of the Second World

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Ebook Details
Pages: 800
Size: 5.1 MB
Publisher: Pen and Sword Maritime
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781844689750 (EPUB)

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