THE ALLIED CONVOY SYSTEM 1939-1945. ITS ORGANIZATION, DEFENCE AND OPERATION.
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1st.ed., 2000. 208 pp., many photo-ills. D.j., 28 x 22cm. FINE. The author, a retired naval officer and researcher on the staff of the Historical Section of the M.O.D., has assembled what is thought to be the largest collection of convoy records in existence, and from this source this comprehensive and detailed book emerged. He explains how the convoy system was organized during World War II ; what provisions were made for its protection ; and describes the escorts, escort tankers, salvage tugs and escort carriers deployed by the Allied navies. He also examines the tactics and weapons of the U-boats, and provides an invaluable appendix listing every North Atlantic-related convoy with sailing and arrival dates, points of departure and arrival, number of vessels involved and number lost. There is also an index of ships lost. Illustrated with photographs. FINE copy.