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NameThe Battle of the Atlantic, The Official Account of the Fight Against The U-Boats, 1939 - 1945
CategoryAction at Sea
DepartmentCentral Office Of Information
Issued Fornone
SO.Code70-495
Published Oct/1946
Pages104
FormP4
Size14.5 x 22
ARJ055.0/A
iTunes
Price£3.49
DescriptionFor the space of sixty-eight months the Battle of the Atlantic raged with ruthless but varying intensity. It started with the sinking of the Athenia west of Ireland less than twelve hours after the outbreak of war on September 3rd, 1939, ended with Grand-Admiral Dönitz's signal of May 4th, 1945, ordering his U-boats to cease hostilities and return to base, followed four days later by the unconditional surrender of Germany. The narrative that follows does not pretend to give a full and detailed account of the Battle of the Atlantic, it is merely the abbreviated story of a few of the more important highlights in the several phases of a ruthless and protracted campaign which, but for the grace of God, might well have brought about not merely the defeat of Britain and the disruption of the British Empire, but the eventual Axis domination of the world.
Organisations referenced
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Admiralty Alexander, Albert Victor, 1st Earl of Hillsborough Acoustic torpedo
Anti-U-boat Warfare Committee Birnie, Harry Charles Admiral
Blohm and Voss Bowhill, Sir Frederick William After
Bomber Command Broome, John Egerton Aileron
British Empire Brownrigg, Sir Henry John Studholme Air Force Squadron
Fleet Air Arm Bulloch, Terence Malcolm Aircraft carrier
Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG Burnett, Philip Whitworth Amatol
German Army Churchill, Winston Amidships
Germany Naval High Command (Oberkommando der Marine) Cunningham, Andrew Browne, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope Anti-aircraft warfare
Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke AG Dönitz, Karl Anti-submarine warfare
Maritime Royal Artillery Douglas, William Sholto, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside Armed Merchant Cruiser
Merchant Navy Dunbar-Nasmith, Sir Martin Eric Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
Nazi Party Egerton, Wion de Malpas ASDIC (Sonar)
No. 10 Squadron RAF Fegen, Edward Stephen Fogarty Avro Lancaster
No. 120 Squadron RAF Ferté, Sir Philip Bennet Joubert de la Baffle Nets
No. 162 Squadron RCAF Fitzmaurice, Raymond Battlecruiser
No. 172 Squadron RAF Förster, Hugo Battleship
No. 200 Squadron RAF Goebbels, Joseph Blackburn Skua
No. 206 Squadron RAF Gretton, Sir Peter William Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
No. 210 Squadron RAF Hart, Raymond Bomb bay
No. 224 Squadron RAF Hitler, Adolf Bomber
No. 228 Squadron RAF Horton, Sir Max Kennedy Boom
No. 269 Squadron RAF Hryniewiecki, Stanislaw Bow
No. 311 Czech Bomber Squadron RAF Jenisch, Hans Bridge
No. 330 Norwegian Squadron RAF Kelly, William Henry Bristol Beaufighter
No. 500 (County of Kent) Squadron RAAF King, Ernest Joseph Capital Ship
No. 502 (Ulster) Squadron RAAF Kretschmer, Otto Captain-class frigate
No. 53 Squadron RAF Lemp, Fritz-Julius Cockpit
No. 621 Squadron RAF Levasseur, Jean Commodore
No. 812 Naval Air Squadron Noble, Sir Percy Lockhart Harnam Company
No. 813 Naval Air Squadron Portal, Charles Frederick Algernon, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford Conn
No. VPB-103 Squadron US Navy Pound, Sir Alfred Dudley Pickman Rogers Consolidated B-24 Liberator
No. VPB-84 Squadron US Navy Prien, Günther Consolidated PBY Catalina
Polish Navy Rahmlow, Hans-Joachim Convoy rescue ship
RAF Coastal Command Roosevelt, Franklin D. Corvette
RAF Fighter Command Schepke, Joachim Cruiser Submarine
Royal Air Force Slessor, Sir John Cotesworth Cruiser
Royal Australian Air Force Stephenson, Sir Gilbert Owen Cutter
Royal Canadian Air Force Thompson, James Herbert de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Royal Canadian Navy Walker, Frederic John Depth Charge
Royal Marines Wanklyn, Malcolm David Destroyer
Royal Naval Reserve Dinghy
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Distinguished Flying Cross
Royal Norwegian Navy Distinguished Service Order
The Royal Navy Elevator
Trinity House Escort Carrier
United Nations Escort Destroyer
United States Army Air Force Fairey Swordfish
United States Navy Fighter Catapult Ship
US Eight Air Force Fighter
Flag officer
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Grumman F4F Wildcat (Martlet)
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Handley Page HP.52 Hampden
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