By Clay Blair
"His enormous work...is the main thorough research of the U-boat crusade available." --Library Journal
Hitler's U-boat War is an epic sea tale in regards to the such a lot laborious and lengthy naval conflict in heritage. For a interval of approximately six years, the German U-boat strength tried to blockade and isolate the British Isles in hopes of forcing the British out of the warfare, thereby thwarting either the Allied strategic air attack on German towns and Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Occupied France. thankfully for the Allies, the U-boat strength didn't in achieving both of those ambitions, yet within the test they sank 2,800 Allied service provider ships, whereas the Allies sank approximately 800 U-boats. On each side, tens of hundreds of thousands of sailors perished.
For many years, an authoritative and definitive historical past of the conflict of the Atlantic couldn't be tried, for the reason that London and Washington agreed to withhold all professional code-breaking and U-boat files as a way to shield the secrets and techniques of code breaking within the postwar years. The bills that did seem have been incomplete and entire of fake conclusions and mistakes of truth, usually leaving the solely incorrect effect that the German U-boats got here inside of a whisker of defeating the Allies, a delusion that's ultimately laid to relaxation during this account.
Clay Blair, acclaimed writer of the bestselling naval vintage Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine warfare opposed to Japan, has drawn from the reliable documents in addition to the paintings of German, British, American, and Canadian naval students. by no means earlier than has Hitler's U-boat conflict been chronicled with such authority, constancy, objectivity, and element. the result's this really good and huge paintings, full of brilliant and dramatic scenes of naval activities and dispassionate yet startling new revelations, interpretations, and conclusions approximately all facets of the conflict of the Atlantic.