Macintyre, Captain Donald.


1st.ed., 1961. 208 pp., 54 photo-plates & maps. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Head of d.j. frayed o/w V.G. One of the celebrated Batsford 'Battle Series', this is an exciting account of the Battle for the Atlantic in World War Two and the struggle against Hitler's U-boats. The author draws on personal experience as he was one of the Royal Navy's ace U-boat killers. He describes the wolf-pack attacks on merchant shipping ; the use of the convoy system ; and the switch from defensive to offensive tactics and the effective attack by aircraft and naval escorts as the Battle of the Atlantic progressed. An appendix gives details of some of the weapons employed including Asdic, Hedgehog, etc.

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