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READ Ã The Battle of the Atlantic In and the Allied armies would have been prevented from joining in the invasion of Europe There would have been no D Day Through fascinating contemporary diaries and letters from the leaders and from the sailors on all sid. Clearly written and deeply researched history of the WW2 U boat attacks on shipping primarily from North America to Britain the lifeline of the UK which reuired huge imports including food to carry on the war effort Dimbleby and other historians recognize the slow response to the submarine attacks as Churchill s biggest strategic blunder in WW2 The most effective weapons against the U boats were long range bombers These were owned by the RAF and used for massive bombing raids into Germany largely targeting cities and civilians under the direction of Bomber Harris a strategy later discredited The Royal Navy was unable to get bombers for anti submarine warfare ASW and Churchill did not intervene Massive losses of shipping and lives continued from early 1940 into 1942 Even shocking for an American were the large scale U boat attacks on American shipping off the East Coast in 1942 German submarines sank over 600 merchant ships with the loss of thousands of lives with no effective American defense Even simple measures such as blacking out coastal cities weren t done U boats could easily target ships outlined by city lights Dimbleby and others blame this poor response on Admiral Ernest King then the Commander in Chief of the US Navy King inexplicably resisted learning from the British ASW experience Effective American response began later in 1942 with the loan of British anti submarine trawlers and corvettes to the US NavyFor both countries it s striking how bad decisions Adm King Bomber Harris and inter service rivalries Air Force vs Navy damaged the war effort particularly in the UK which was literally fighting for its life in the early years of WW2Recommended reading for those interested in WW2 and naval history Don t be put off by the bulk 650 pp it s a pretty fast readThe review that led me to read it

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READ Ã The Battle of the Atlantic The Battle of the Atlantic was though often overlooked crucial to the Allied victory If the German U boats had prevailed the maritime artery across the Atlantic would have been severed Mass hunger would have consumed Brita. I approached The Battle of the Atlantic with a certain amount of caution Jonathon Dimbleby is best known as a TV and radio presenter whose previous works have mainly been pedestrian biographies and I was unaware of his having any great interest in naval history What I found was a well researched and thoughtful account of one of the most strategically important and under appreciated campaigns of the Second World WarDimbleby combines some first hand accounts with a reasonable sweeping review of the technological and economic elements of the U boat campaign At times he does lose focus allowing himself to be drawn away into allied campaigns like the Mediterranean and the doings of the surface fleet often for no discernible reason I would also have liked a little operation detail on the activities and pressures on both Derby House and the German side but that said this is a sound and enjoyable book Those wishing for something analytical would do better with John Terraine s masterly Business in Great Waters

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READ Ã The Battle of the Atlantic Es Jonathan Dimbleby creates a thrilling narrative that uniuely places the campaign in the context of the entire Second World War Challenging conventional wisdom on the use of intelligence and on Churchill's bombing campai. Jonathan Dimbleby has written a masterful interesting and very informative book about the longest campaign in World War II The Battle of the Atlantic It is a masterpiece of good research and informs the reader in a broad view about the horrific challenges and conflicts that made this such a difficult campaign for the Allies to win Dimbleby s insights into the nature of the leadership of all sides of the conflict British German Russian and United States is revealing and highly thought provoking The author gives a very profound look into attitudes and behaviors of Churchill Roosevelt and Stalin and how these set the tone within their distinct staffs for the actions and mindsets that bedraggled the Allies until they finally were able to get air cover across the entire Atlantic Ocean in 1944 This is a gripping account of the Allies hard won victory at sea Anyone who is interested in military history at all of its multiple gratifications across a broad spectrum of politics and strategic decision making will find this well worth reading Much of Dimbleby s information is presented in a way that makes you step back and realize how little we really know about the complexities of global warfare I found his insights into Franklin Roosevelt s incredible intuition and political awareness some of the most interesting details and observations I have ever read I learned a great deal about Franklin Roosevelt that I had never known or was never aware of Roosevelt truly faced a most difficult time as he tried to move the isolationist attitudes that prevailed in the United States at the beginning of WWII into the recognition that the United States could not sit on the sidelines and not be a participant in protecting freedom


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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle of the Atlantic) This is a very accessible history of the Battle of the Atlantic Jonathan Dimbleby's premise is that without Allied victory in the Battle the entire war would have been lost and he makes his point subtly throughout the book

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle of the Atlantic) 2016“The Battle of the Atlantic how the Allies won the war” by Jonathan Dimbleby Oxford 2016 I should stop reading these damn WWII books already So Richard Overy has explained Why the Allies won Now Dimbleby describes how to his thinking

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle of the Atlantic) DOWNLOAD · VIVETUMUSICA.CO » Jonathan Dimbleby FREE READ The Battle of the Atlantic Jonathan Dimbleby has written a masterful interesting and very informative book about the longest campaign in World War II The Battle of the Atlantic It is a masterpiece of good research and informs the reader in a broad view about the horrific challenges and conflicts that made this such a difficult campaign for the Allies to win Dimbleby's insights into the nature of the leadership of all sides of the conflict British

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle of the Atlantic) Think of a word you’ve never heard of Well Dimbleby has an armful Although entertaining informative and fascinating I grew tired of having to read this and a dictionary at the same time Being literary for literary’s sake

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle of the Atlantic) This is a good book The only complaint I have is that Dimbleby mistakenly calls US Secretary of War Harold Stimson The man's real name was of course Henry L Stimson

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Battle of the Atlantic) DOWNLOAD · VIVETUMUSICA.CO » Jonathan Dimbleby FREE READ The Battle of the Atlantic Unlike some historians the author does not confine his coverage to the U boat narrative although the Allied campaign against German submarines makes up the bulk of the Atlantic War and this book He relates in detail the political and as well as military history of the surface battles early in the war which decimated the bulk of the German

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