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In Great Waters

In Great Waters

(1980)
The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-45
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It was probably the most important battle of the Second World War. The German attempt to stem the vital trans-Atlantic flow of men and supplies to Britain would cost the Allies more than 2,600 merchant ships, 30,000 merchant seamen's lives, 5,000 aircrew, and about 2,500 aircraft. The battle ranged across the ocean: from the waters of the St. Lawrence, through the treacherous open sea of the North Atlantic, to the fjords of Norway and the Bat of Biscay.

Spencer Dunmore traces the complete history of the Battle of the Atlantic, giving equal time to all aspects of the conflict: in the air, on the water, and below its surface. He follows the action from the earliest days, when surface raiders - such as the infamous Bismarck - were seen by the Allies as the greatest danger at sea, through the heyday of Germany's U-boats and the catastrophic damage the dreaded Wolfpacks wrought on the heavily laden convoys steaming their way to Britain. His is also one of the few books to acknowledge the pivotal role of the air-force in determining the final outcome fo the battle.

Dunmore tells the story from the perspective of both sides, and includes the first-hand accounts of individual participants, both Allied and German. For all involved - whether on board merchant ships or their escort vessels, whether in submarines prowling below or aircraft patrolling above - life was a combination of awful anticipation of attack and nerve-shattering tension when it came.

Behind the scenes were the politicians and strategists, fully mindful of the stakes of this epic battle; the ingenious scientists and their race to improve radar technology, torpedoes, and depth charge; the brilliant code breakers of England's Bletchley Park; and, most remarkable of all, Admiral von Donitz, the extraordinary mastermind of Germany's U-boat campaign and eventual successor to Adolf Hitler himself.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1999 : Canada Hardback
Title: In Great Waters: The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-45
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7710-2929-2 / 978-0-7710-2929-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: In Great Waters: The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-45 (Pimlico)
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7126-6932-9 / 978-0-7126-6932-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pimlico
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2000 : Canada Paperback
Title: In Great Waters: The Epic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-45
Author(s): Spencer Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7710-2936-5 / 978-0-7710-2936-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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