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The Resource Hitler's U-boat war, Clay Blair

Hitler's U-boat war, Clay Blair

Label
Hitler's U-boat war
Title
Hitler's U-boat war
Statement of responsibility
Clay Blair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: :The first volume of Clay Blair's magisterial, highly praised narrative history of the German submarine war against Allied shipping in World War II, The Hunters, 1939-1942, described the Battle of the Atlantic waged first against the British Empire and then against the Americas. This second and concluding volume, The Hunted, 1942-1945, covers the period when the fortunes of the German Navy were completely reversed, and it suffered perhaps the most devastating defeat of any of the German forces. In unprecedented detail and drawing on sources never used before, Clay Blair continues the dramatic and authoritative story of the failures and fortunes of the German U-boat campaign against the United States and Great Britain. All the major patrols and sorties made by the Germans are described in detail and with considerable human interest: the Peleus and Laconia affairs; the capture at sea of U-505; the crisis of German command; the futile operations against the Americas; and the mounting and devastating losses that, in effect, entirely destroyed the German submarine service. Amid the riveting accounts of battles at sea in Volume I, military historian Blair, who served on an American submarine in the Pacific against Japan, postulates that the German U-boat peril in the Atlantic has been "vastly overblown" in previously published histories and memoirs of that naval struggle, as well as in films. As a consequence, Blair writes, a false mythology about the effectiveness of U-boats has taken root, and in order to clearly and fully understand World War II, one must put the U-boat threat into proper perspective. Although neither volume is intended to be"technical" in nature, Blair does not neglect the scientific developments of the U-boat war. These include radar and radar detectors, active and passive sonar, Axis encoding machines and exotic Allied decoding machines, high-frequency direction finding (Huff Duff), Hedgehogs, depth charges, and sophisticated U-boat torpedoes. He describes how these devices worked and how they influenced the course of the naval battle. The remarkable story of Hitler's U-Boat War has been one of the last World War II subjects without a conclusive treatment. Now, thanks to Clay Blair, this has been brilliantly remedied."
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DLC
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1925-1998
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Blair, Clay
Dewey number
940.54/51
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D781
LC item number
.B53 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Hitler's U-boat war, Clay Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
v. 1. The hunters, 1939-1942 -- v. 2. The hunted, 1942-1945
Control code
ocm34149855
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st. ed.
Extent
2 v.
Isbn
9780394588391
Isbn Type
(v.1)
Lccn
96002275
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 166036
  • (OCoLC)34149855
Label
Hitler's U-boat war, Clay Blair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
v. 1. The hunters, 1939-1942 -- v. 2. The hunted, 1942-1945
Control code
ocm34149855
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st. ed.
Extent
2 v.
Isbn
9780394588391
Isbn Type
(v.1)
Lccn
96002275
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 166036
  • (OCoLC)34149855

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