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1941 The Second World War at Sea in Photographs

1941 The Second World War at Sea in Photographs
Autor: Phil Carradice
Data publikacji: 2014-11
ISBN: 9781445622453
Wydawca: Amberley Publishing
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 16.5 x 1.2 x 23.5
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 136
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Opis produktu:

At the beginning of 1941, Britain stood alone against Germany and Italy. The Battle of the Atlantic was in full swing. Hitler's U-boats were operating in packs, descending on convoys and sinking many millions of tons of shipping. In May, the formidable German battleship Bismarck left port, heading out into the North Atlantic. After sinking the battlecruiser HMS Hood off Iceland, she was eventually cornered by the Royal Navy in the Bay of Biscay and sunk herself. A major breakthrough came when a naval Enigma code machine was captured from the U-boat U-110. With the attack by Hitler on Russia in June, convoys began to be sent up the coast of Norway to the northern ports of Murmansk and Archangel, carrying war material to support the struggling Soviets. December 1941 saw the war become a truly global conflict, with the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia bringing the United States into the war. Using many rarely seen images, Phil Carradice tells the story of 1941: The War at Sea.



About the Author

Phil Carradice has written numerous books, most recently are Cardiff & the Vale in the First World War, An Illustrated Introduction to The First World War and the new year by year accounts of the First and Second World War at Sea. He broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio Wales and lives in the Vale of Glamorgan.


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