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War at Sea

The Royal Navy's strategy in the Second World War, just as it had been in the Great War, was to protect the British Isles from attack, to keep the islands vital sea supply lanes open and to maintain communication with the far-flung British Empire and Allied forces fighting in distant theatres. From the early sinking of the pocket battleship Graf Spee in December 1939, through the Norway campaign, the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, and the sinking of the Bismarck in 1941, the senior service more than played its part. It was aided by technological development such as the development of radar and Asdic, the echo sounding device for detecting submarines. Indeed, its greatest challenge lay under the waves, in countering and finally defeating the U-boat threat to our crucial food imports in the Battle of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, the loss of the Prince of Wales and Repulse to Japanese bombers, and the Battle of Midway in which Japan lost three Aircraft Carriers to the US, sounded the death knell for a century and a half of Britain's maritime supremacy. Even so, she ended the war still possessing by far the world's largest fleet.

War at Sea



WOLF PACK
The U-Boats at War
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WOLF PACK The U-Boats at War
Product Code: 25577

"Once you heard that pinging sound you knew they had got to you, then the depth charges came. Terrible, just terrible." Kurt Wehling, u-boat survivor The steel coffins was the name given to the U-boats of the Kriegsmarine by their own crews. Their fatalistic view of the war was certainly justifie...

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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME I: 1939-1941
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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME I: 1939-1941
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This is the fascinating account, as told from the German perspective, of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running, continuous military campaign in World War II, spanning from 1939 through to Germany's defeat in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, which was announced...

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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME II: 1942-1943
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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME II: 1942-1943
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This is the second of three volumes covering the U-boat campaign in the Atlantic during the Second World War. This is the fascinating account, as told from the German perspective, of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running, continuous military campaign in World War II, spanning from 1939 ...

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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME III: 1944-1945
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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME III: 1944-1945
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This is the third of three volumes describing U-boat operations in the Atlantic during the Second World War. This is the fascinating account, as told from the German perspective, of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running, continuous military campaign in World War II, spanning from 1939 t...

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FRIEND OR FOE
Friendly Fire at Sea 1939-45
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FRIEND OR FOE Friendly Fire at Sea 1939-45
Product Code: 23945

Friendly fire is an unwelcome phenomenon of war at sea as well as on land. Drawing on 100 documented instances of naval engagements between ships, submarines and aircraft on the same side in the Second World War the author explains how such fiascos came to happen.

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High Seas to Home: Daily Despatches from a Frigate at War
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High Seas to Home: Daily Despatches from a Frigate at War
Product Code: 22875

Involving letters that are plain and straight forward in style, from one of the “Forgotten Heroes” of the Atlantic convoys that tell it like it was.The letters have been collated and organised extremely well and the added historical detail is enlightening.

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INTO THE MINEFIELDS
British Destroyer Minelaying
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INTO THE MINEFIELDS British Destroyer Minelaying
Product Code: 21536

This is the story of the 20th Minelaying Flotilla in World Wars I and II. Apart from the full operational history of the flotilla this book also includes details of the mines that were used and the special adaptations required to be fitted to the destroyers. Interviews with crew and officers brin...

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TYPE VII
Germany’s Most Successful U-Boat
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TYPE VII Germany’s Most Successful U-Boat
Product Code: 25551

During the Second World War over 250 Allied warships from a dozen navies were sent to the bottom by German U-boats. This groundbreaking study provides a detailed analysis of every sinking for which source material survives from both the Allied and the German sides, resulting in detailed treatment...

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STRIKE WINGS
Special Anti-Shipping Squadrons 1942-45
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STRIKE WINGS Special Anti-Shipping Squadrons 1942-45
Product Code: 25548

A history of the Strike Wings - the units formed by the RAF in November 1942 to attack primarily iron ore convoys from Scandinavia using mainly Beufighters and Mosquito aircraft. The German resistance was fierce and the casualties heavy on both sides.

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ARCTIC CONVOY PQ8
The Story Of Capt Robert Bundle And The SS Harmatris
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ARCTIC CONVOY PQ8 The Story Of Capt Robert Bundle And The SS Harmatris
Product Code: 21541

The dreaded convoys from Great Britain to Russia during WW2 were each given the prefix PQ followed by consecutive numbers beginning with, of course, PQ1. For the return journey, the same number was retained except that PQ became QP. This is the story of one man and his ship which took part in one...

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