The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War by Jonathan Dimbleby available soon at the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Viking, 2015, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps ;
From the cover: The Battle of the Atlantic was crucial to the Allied victory in the Second World War. If the German U-boats had prevailed, the maritime artery across the Atlantic would have been severed. Britain would have been forced to submit to the Nazis. It would have been impossible to mount the invasion of Europe in June 1944: there would have been no D-Day.
When we contemplate the great struggles of 1939-45, the Blitz, El Alamein, Stalingrad, Arnhem and Berlin invariably come to mind. Yet without the defeat of the U-boats in the Atlantic, those battles could not have been fought, let alone won. In the words of Winston Churchill: The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor all through the war everything happening elsewhere, on land, at sea, or in the air, depended ultimately on its outcome.
Interweaving the stories of those on both sides who fought at sea with those of their political and military leaders, Jonathan Dimbleby creates a thrilling narrative that uniquely places the campaign in its global context. Challenging conventional wisdom on the role of Intelligence and on Churchills bombing campaign, The Battle of the Atlantic tells the story of the decisions that led to victory, and the horror and humanity of life on those perilous seas.
It is a gripping tale that transforms our understanding of the Second World War.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 530 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.