battle of the atlantic

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    Enigma by David Balme

    '.. as important a strategic victory as .. Midway .. or .. Stalingrad' (John Winton) On 9th May 1941 the destroyer HMS Bulldog, escorting Atlantic convoy OB318, forced to the surface U-110. As the U-boat's surviving hands were hustled below, Sub Lt Balme boarded the the submarine, and searching...
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    Very Special Intelligence by Patrick Beesly

    This is a history of the Operational Intelligence Centre of the RN's Naval Intelligence Division in WW2, and its satellite the Submarine Tracking Room. The author was an early recruit to the OIC and brings this story to us as an informed insider rather than a speculative journalist. In compiling...
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    Churchill’s Greatest Fear by Richard Doherty

    This is a one-volume history of the Battle of the Atlantic. The author is a prolific and established military historian; this appears to be his first treatment of a naval subject. It is written from a Command perspective and provides an economical narrative covering a very complex subject. It...
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    ‘In Which They Served’ (Conway, 2008)

    By the end of WW2 only 15% of Royal Navy officers were regulars. Initially numbers were made up from the RNR - officers with Merchant Service qualifications - and the pre-war RNVR, volunteers who like the RNR had periodic training attachments to the RN. The RNR provided a number of commanding...

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