Prelude to Victory: the Battle of the Atlantic 1942-1943

By Lt Cdr W.J.R. Gardner M.Phil, RN, published August 1993

Abstract

Credit: IWM CH 832

The intense 18 month period between the beginning of 1942 and mid 1943 saw initial losses due to the late introduction of a convoy system. The ensuing strengthening of escorts, the effectiveness of the German communications system and increasing number of U-Boats against the progressive allied use of radar, long-range aircraft and reliability of decryption, showed a seesaw trend ending in favour of the Allies.

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Filed under: Atlantic | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Submarines

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