Illustrated throughout, this book is the sto ry of the month in the spring of 1943 - ''Black May'' as the U -boat crews called it - when it became clear that the Allies could and would defeat the submarine threat. Gannon draws o n personal recollections. '
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Michael Gannon is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Florida, his previous books include Operation Drumbeat, the history of the U-Boat campaign off the east coast of America in 1942.
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Book Description Harper, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. xxviii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1206110020
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: One of today's leading naval historians, and author of the bestselling Operation Drumbeat, presents the most complete and riveting account of how the Allies ended the German U-boats' domination of the Atlantic and sealed the fate of the Third Reich.Throughout 1942 and early 1943, German submarine wolfpacks roamed freely, stalking the Allied transatlantic convoys that were bringing troops and war materiel to Europe's defense, sending thousands of seamen and hundreds of ships to the bottom. In May 1943, however, that changed, as British and American antisubmarine forces began to employ new weapons, technologies, and tactics against the U-boat menace. By month's end, some 41 German subs had been destroyed, and by the end of July, the total reached 91. Although some attacks were still to occur throughout the remainder of the war, Black May, as it came to be called, had broken the back of the U-boat threat.Until now, the full story of how Black May came about has never been fully told. Here, for the first time, readers will go inside the fevered war rooms of the high command, scramble to battle stations aboard a pitching destroyer on patrol, and read the personal narratives of the men -- German, British, and American -- who lived through the terror and the thrill of the struggle for control of the seas. With fascinating details of the tactics and technologies of the day and dozens of dramatic photos of the ships, men, and weapons in action, Black May 1943 is. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060178191
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060178191
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060178191
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060178191